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Horsemint blooms in the summer

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.


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