Please help my Zinnia's

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  1. cheryllynn

    cheryllynn New Seed

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    I bought a 6 pk of gorgeous zinnias, and in a day or two they have seemingly "kicked the bucket". They are all wilty and the flowers are flopped over and dead looking. They look as if they've seen a ghost :D
    They have been getting water, either from me or rain...daily. They are in the sun. They aren't in the ground yet though. I have had them maybe a week.
    I put some miracle gro on them last night. How can they go from gorgeous to horrible in a couple days?
    WHat can i do to bring them back (aside from getting them in the ground obviously)!
    I pulled some of the dead flowers off, but i'm afraid i did it wrong. Do you just snap the dead flower off with your hands???? I don't want a bunch of stems in the garden :shock: .
    The greenhouse i got them at is closed for the season :cry:
    Please Help!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sad in Indiana :(
     



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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    cheryllynn New Seed

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    I don't think those really apply to this situation, unfortunately. :cry:
    Shall i pluck off the dead flowers or leave them be? Just the actual flower or some stem?
    :?: :?: :?: Thanks!!!!
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I think, if it was me, I'd pluck off the heads down to just above the nearest foliage. Really hope they survive and sorry the sites were of no help. :(
     
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    cheryllynn New Seed

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    thank you eileen!! :D
     
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    cheryllynn New Seed

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    WoW, I just noticed you live in scotland. That is so awesome, lucky you! ;)
    I hope to make it there someday. I bet it is simply gorgeous, and i love bagpipes too :D . I had an great uncle many years ago and he was from scotland, love that accent! :D( I can still remember it, some 25 or so years later!!!)
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Hi Cheryllynn,

    How are the zinnias today?Hhopefully perking up a bit. Still keeping my fingers crossed for you and hoping that you don't lose them all.

    I come from a small conservation village in Scotland (about 20 miles from the capital, Edinburgh) where we live in a 17th century cottage. If I manage to find any time over the week-end I'll take a few piccies and let you see them. Don't hold your breath though as the sun has actually come out so I'm off to the garden.

    Have a great week-end.

    Bye for now. :D
     
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    cheryllynn New Seed

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    I'm so jealous!! :) That sounds really wonderful.
    I'll be looking for those pics :D
     
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    cheryllynn New Seed

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    2 of the pots of zinnias look like they may make it. The other ones i took of the dead flowers and dried up leaves and there is nothing more than stems We shall see I guess!
     
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    Fingers crossed that they survive cheryllynn :smt091
     

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