Frequently Asked Questions about Wildflowers from Clyde Robi...
Clyde Robin. Once your flowers have finished blooming, they will normally start to dry up and set their seed for the following year. If you wait till the seed has matured, it will replenish your garden for fresh flowers in the spring. You can check to see if the seed pods are mature by opening one or two of them. If the seeds are brownish or black, or if they have started to harden up, they are OK for cutting. Once cut, you can just leave them on the ground.
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BOB: It's important not to remove daffodil leaves since they help the bulb 'recharge' for next year. In Pennsylvania, it's safe to remove the foliage around the 4th of July. Fertilize daffodils with a balanced fertilizer (like 10-10-10) when they are finished blooming.
Frequently Asked Questions about Wildflowers from Clyde Robi...
Clyde Robin. Once your flowers have finished blooming you can cut them down. Before cutting however, make sure that they have "gone to seed". Look inside the flower part of the plant and see if you can detect tiny seeds. Some flowers will make seed capsules, others will just set seed inside the flower head itself. The seed should be starting to darken in color and should have some hardness to it. If these conditions are present it is time to cut them down.
When the bloom is finished on an iris stalk, use a sharp knife to cut off the stalk about an inch above the rhizome. You should not cut down the green iris leaves (except when transplanting). No, that is not true. Hybrid irises do not change from their original color white. If the iris bed is not properly cared for, the dominant white irises may grow over and choke out the others.
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This is a very common question that really depends on what type of orchid you have. In general, once orchids are finished blooming you can remove the spike with a scissors. If you do not remove the spike, the flower spike will dry up and turn brown over time. There are some orchids that can re-bloom off of the same flower spike more than once. Certain species of Oncidium such as the papilio can bloom off of a broken or cut back spike.
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If rain falls in several storms throughout the winter and spring the flowers may bloom in late March and early April in the park's low elevations, April and May at mid elevations, and into June in the mountains.
Most orchid spikes should be completely cut off. The Phalaenopsis is the only orchid that will rebloom from an old spike. The spike should be cut between the scar left by the first flower and the last node(swollen, jointed area on the stem.) One of the lower nodes may initiate a new spike. This process can take 8-10 weeks.
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Since bulbs get energy from the nutrients produced in the leaves, you should wait until the foliage turns brown before cutting them back.
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Information about wildflowers may be directed to the District's Property Management Department. Call our main number at 713-684-4000. To get information to use the District's properties you must contact the District's Property Management Department. Call our main number at 713-684-4000.
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If your plant has healthy, with thick, green leaves that have not become wrinkled or drooping, cut the old flower stem up high, just above a "node" and just below the lowest bloom. The plant will frequently send out a new flowering branch at that location. If your plant has thin, wilted leaves, or if the plant is small, with only 3-to-4-inch-long leaves, it is best to cut the flower stem all the way down, so that the plant does not weaken itself by blooming again right away.
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Feed the bulbs in early spring with a recommended bulb fertilizer or one low in nitrogen. Allow the bulbs to bloom as usual. Wait until the foliage dies back and separates easily from the bulb when given a gentle tug. If you cannot transplant them immediately, mark their location and transplant anytime through late summer. Fertilize again in fall.
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The answer to this question depends upon the type of orchid in question. Phalaenopsis plants may flower again for a second time. After the plant goes out of bloom, cut the stem right below the first flower on the spray. A new spray of flowers may emerge from the node below it. For all other orchids, cut off the old flower spike at the base of the plant.
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Brown Tide FAQ
It's almost impossible to say exactly where the brown tide is at any given moment, because blooms constantly expand and contract and move around in response to winds and tides. It's important to realize that brown tides are patchy and don't cover the expanse of the Laguna Madre. They often concentrate in areas sheltered from the wind or tidal currents. TPWD and university researchers will continue tracking the location and movement of brown tide.
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Weathering of a panel coated with a paint containing TiO2 can show an effect called chalking. It is a sign for an incompatibility of the white pigment in the paint formulation as through the influence of weathering the white pigment is forced out of the paint film forming a white rough layer of TiO2 on the surface of the panel. The effect where the colored pigment is forced out of the paint film after weathering is called blooming.
Sibley Nature Center, Midland, Texas: Frequently Asked Quest...
The Sibley Nature Center has received calls from as far away as Minnesota this week about this, and we have had to report that the showy fields will not happen this year. Two factors are to blame for this; last year's good rains created a good crop of grass, so there is less space for the wildflowers to grow. We also have not had good rains since October, so the winter rosettes (wildflowers germinate in the fall in October, November) did not grow to any size.