Was: Scadoxus and Haemanthus - Now summer, growing outdoors

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Sun, 14 Jun 2009 13:54:43 PDT
>It came as a revelation that growing Scadoxus outside in the summer is a
>good thing.


Dear Dell and all ,
	I bring almost everything I can outdoors for summer. More sun 
tender items hung under my deck or in the trees, Others out in full 
and even in the blazing heat on the deck or brick patio. The only 
problem is they tend to put on so much growth they need up potting 
and dividing way too much.

	And they take considerably more water outside both due to 
ambient  water evaporation  effects (wind, sun , heat, etc) and 
increased growth. Some plants I water by the spoonful in winter get 
the garden hose on high treatment in summer.

	And an extra dose of fertilizer, when I can think of it.

	I suppose those who garden in real mild climates don't 
realize the effects of enforced indoor winter dormancy and summer 
exuberance has on plants grown in cold climates. They sure catch up 
fast in summer.

		Best	Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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