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Old 05-04-01, 07:55 AM
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are there any hints to help me grow"Sweet Williams"in Tx?
 
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Old 05-09-01, 06:37 AM
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Here in california, sweet williams are extremely easy to grow, and very hard to kill. I have planted mine in full sun and full shade, and both beds are blooming beautifully.
A couple of years ago, I planted a bed of dianthus under a holly tree. In the fall, I pulled them up and planted pansys in that same bed. The old dianthus, I threw to the side of a compost pile, where they layed until the following spring. Then my brother came for a visit, and noticed the old discarded dianthus that I had thrown away was blooming, and asked if he could have them. He took them home and now has a beatiful bed of them in his front yard, even after all the abuse those plants went thru. I can't imagine you will have any trouble growing them, as they are one of the hardiest little plants I have come across. Good luck, and let us know how you do!
 
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