Carnations

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Carnations

Post by Gloria » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:17 pm

The carnations I planted last year have a lot of brown and dead in it. Should I cut these back all the way to the ground or will they produce new growth and look healthy again.

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Re: Carnations

Post by lorijones » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:01 pm

You can lightly shear them in the early spring and then liquid feed them. You can't cut them back hard all the way to the ground because you often won't get regrowth. It is actually best to try to hand prune out the dead foliage and then liquid feed them to green them up. This is time consuming but will be worth the effort in the long run.

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