Mandevilla - Red

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Comment by Irma Slimko on March 4, 2012 at 5:19pm

I feed them just good ol' plain ' "Miracle Grow" about every 2 - 3 weeks.  The main yard is watered with a sprinkling system, but my 100+ container plants I water just about every other day.  They are filled every year with fresh Miracle Grow Potting Soil.  Price of water has gone up so high, not sure how much longer I can keep this up.  May have to cut down on those container plantings :-(   If your soil is so dry, you might try some large container plantings where the moisture won't evaporate so quickly...  I'm talking LARGE pots now...

Comment by Joan *Flower Angel*.. Z-8 on March 4, 2012 at 5:07pm

Thank you Irma... What do you feed your plants ? Just curious.  Your garden is so BEAUTIFUL. My property is so dry, I love planting drought tolerate plants. Even after a rain storm I would dig into the soil and its dry. So to save money I try to buy drought tolerate plants... Happy Gardening !

Comment by Irma Slimko on March 4, 2012 at 4:41pm

Yes, Joan, it is drought tolerant!  Unfortunately, an annual for me here in Michigan.  Gets too cold in the winter for it.  I love tropical plants, I really need to move to California where my kids are - HA!

Comment by Joan *Flower Angel*.. Z-8 on March 4, 2012 at 4:23pm

My favorite color... So is it drought tolerate ? Looks beautiful to me.

Comment by Irma Slimko on November 3, 2010 at 12:31am
FG ~ Need to cut mine down even though we haven't had frost yet. I've stopped watering so it's looking rather sad...

Gylma ~ My daughter-in-law in Pasadena grows Mandevilla in containers and they do GREAT! Hmmmmmmmmm... Sometimes certain plants just don't like the soil makeup in an area. For instance, I have no luck with growing Salvia or Celosia in the ground...
Comment by Gylma Norman on November 1, 2010 at 11:18pm
I love this Flower but it does not like Me or California??!!
Comment by Flower Girl on November 1, 2010 at 11:12pm
I've just cut mine down today. ( I think heavy frost tonight) :(

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