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Actually about gardening

Posted by indianaplantlover 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 26, 06 at 7:35

Yesterday my neighbor dug up several lirope from his yard and tossed it to the sidewalk to be thrown out with the weed he was digging along his sidewalk. I ask about it and he said he didn't want them for this year. I rescued them but now what do I do with them until spring? For now I put them in a large pot on my covered but not enclosed front porch and put soil on them up to the green. Can I save them or will the shock of being dug up ( it was about 55 degrees yesterday) kill them. Any help guys? Thanks, Vicci


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RE: Actually about gardening

  • Posted by donn_ 7a, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 26, 06 at 8:08

Liriope is a pretty hardy critter. If your ground isn't frozen, you could probably plant them out right now. If it is frozen, pot them up in some potting mix.


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Ditto what Donn says...they will be fine...

What kind are they? The solid green, or the variegated?


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Look like solid green to me. They look sheared off at the top like they were run over with a dull lawnmower. So far they havn't wilted. Thank for the help guys. Vicci


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I used to run mine over with a lawn mower each spring to get new growth and more blooms. It worked.


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I agree Liriope is pretty tuff to kill. mine mulitplies so fast i will never run out of new ones. I also cut mine down in the spring.

Carey


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Mine is certainly tuff; it's over 20 years old, has been divided and moved. As long as it didn't dry out it will be fine

Karen


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