And a few substitutions to think about
I was in 2 different Lowes and one HD on Fri. They all had impatiens. But I'm not spending my money on something that is going to die off. Mine were in hanging baskets last yr. so I won't have a soil problem either...soil filled a hole out in the yard where a tree stump had rotted out!
"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
thanks from here, too... I had been looking for the latest news, too and found the same site... looks like another year without .... but coleus will be on my list again....
"Gardening Keeps Me Growing!"
I don't plant many annuals except for my window baskets and a few pots, but I did used to tuck some in the darker areas where the perennials bloom mostly in the spring.
The deer like impatiens too, so I try not to use them.
So I guess I'll use coleus, begonias, and torenia for shadier areas if I can find them.
My mom's impatiens were trashed last year, but fortunately, we had planted 2 flats of those and 2 flats of begonias, so not everything died!
I just noticed that someone posted on the other website with a link of potential substitutions...with pictures! But many of them are for sun while impatiens and begonias can take a lot of shade. But still, nice to look at this pdf for ideas
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