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Post  GoMeditate on Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:34 pm

I recently bought an azalea and a gardenia. Both are big store stock, but with great potential. However, I'm afraid I'll mess them up if I prune, root prune, and repot this late in the season. Being in Alabama gives me a longer growing season than many but I don't want to kill them by not asking.

So, all you experienced folks, what would you suggest?

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Brandon

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:53 pm

You bought them to learn.

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:00 pm

And pruning the top won't hurt the plant -- though it might keep the azalea from blooming next year.

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Post  Dave Murphy on Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:01 pm

I wouldn't mess with azalea roots this time of year...maybe some light pruning and wiring. Wait to re-pot until next March. I've never worked with gardenia so I can't help there.

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Post  GoMeditate on Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:49 am

Thanks folks. I would just haul off and do it but I don't want to hear the Mrs. fussing. Smile

I think I'll work the tops and winter over in pots or ground.

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Post  fiona on Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:48 am

Russell Coker is your man for advice on azaleas in Alabama. Why not drop him a PM?

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Post  Dave Murphy on Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:54 pm

fiona wrote:Russell Coker is your man for advice on azaleas in Alabama. Why not drop him a PM?

It may be a while before we hear from Russell...I believe he may be building an ark at the moment.


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