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Old 05-27-2015, 12:29 PM   #1
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No luck with plants this year


We planted these last summer, they are going good!


We planted these this year, apparently they will survive anywhere!


These here are from last year, but have been relocated in our flower bed recently.



Now the following are all this seasons plants we bought. When we got them they looked great, but after a month or so they look like this! We have watered them during dry spells, and miracle grow once in a while.
Are they done for, should I pull them up and get more?








My flower beds seem to have a lot of clay in them, not sure if that has any effect since last years plants/some are doing ok.
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Anybody have any tips or know if these plants are able to be saved?
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Before purchasing did you read the requirements for those plants? Sun, shade, soil composition, moisture requirements, hardiness zones etc.
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Before purchasing did you read the requirements for those plants? Sun, shade, soil composition, moisture requirements, hardiness zones etc.
My wife purchased the plants, I was not with her. It was my job to plant though.

Here is how my setup is.

Front of the house gets afternoon sun, and is mainly clay soil.
Side of house gets morning and afternoon sun.

It is possible these are not the right plants for the soil.
Anyone have recommendations with my type of soil?
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There's a big difference between planting flowers (such as Hostas) and planting shrubs. The former usually grow pretty aggressively, but the latter take more time.

I'd suggest you leave the shrubs alone. Do not over-water them, but don't let them die of thirst. Give them a year. You might be very surprised.
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