pbs Digest, Vol 109, Issue 28

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Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:59:22 PST
RE is it wrong to turn plants around.
  I think there are two sides to the story. If you have a plant  indoors 
and consistently turn it so it doesn't start leaning toward the light,  this 
is a good thing. But if you have a plant outdoors   and it stays  oriented to 
the power of the sun on one side , and gets reduced light on the  other 
side, a sudden change can cause severe damage. It's as though  you had a plant 
in the shade and then decided to put it in full sun. Well you  know what 
happens. You might lose the plant!   
    This has happened to me several times. I have hundreds  of plants and 
my hubby decides to pull things out for grooming and cleaning  up the area. 
and I have no idea how they were sitting. One example is the   four foot tall 
euphorbia that was in full sun. It was taken off a stand for a  day and 
reset. Now I see terrible scarring on the sunny side because obviously  it was 
oriented the other way.
 Cherry G.

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