Q: There is an attractive wildflower blooming in the sand dunes right now. The plant is about two feet tall and has many pink flowers on it. It makes a decent sized clump. Do you know what it could be?
A: In summer, horsemint comes into bloom and it grows in the dunes. This is an herb that some people use in making teas. It is a perennial and can be grown in the home garden.
Q: I have a New Guinea impatiens that will not bloom. I have given it a bloom builder. Could lack of bloom be due to the heat?
A: New Guinea impatiens take more light than regular impatiens. My guess is that you have it in too low of a light level. If the plant is growing tall and lanky, then light is the problem.