Gardening Tips & Tricks : Growing Mandeville Flowers

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Hi this is Yolanda Vanveen from vanveenbulbs.


In this segment we are going to learn all about the Mandeville plant or Mandevilla orthe Mandeville so it is spelled a lot of different ways too Mandevilla or Mandeville.

Eitherway it is a beautiful plant and one of my favorites in my garden.

So the Mandevillais a vine so it has got to have something to grab on to.

So whether it is wires, oran arch or up against a rose bush or up against a trellis it will grab on to whatever youlet it grab on to.

It is not Winter hardy in cold climates.

Here in the Northwest Icannot leave it outside.

So I leave it in a beautiful pot with a beautiful trellis andthis is a nice metal arch trellis.

The best location for a Mandevilla is actually notin the full hot sun all day.

I notice where I had it in the hottest afternoon sun sometimesthey get a little bit sunburned so they don't look as well.

If they are in a little bitof that late late afternoon shade, especially under a patio or along a fence or just thatfence shades it out for a couple of hours of the afternoon, they love it there, theylove heat so if you can give them a little bit of shady heat at a patio or the side ofthe fence but still be hot next to rocks or sidewalks it loves it.

And you can grow itin some really cold climates.

You don't just have to grow tropical plants in the tropics.

You can grow them in the Northwest, you can grow them in the Northeast, you can grow themanywhere where you reach at least 70 degrees in the Summertime and that is pretty muchanywhere.

They really like a lot of water when they are growing and that's what I'venoticed I've got to water it all the time and I was just using compost and no fertilizerat all and it did not color up very well so I have used a little bit of fertilizer soI really think to keep it blooming you really need to give it some kind of nutrition soespecially in the Summertime give it just a little bit of fertilizer and then in theWinter when it is going to freeze it is going to die back so I'll just cut it back, takethe stake or take the metal out and then throw it in the greenhouse and I'm going to putit back out in the Spring.

You can do that or you can either throw in the garage or youcan throw it in the basement or even I have thrown it in the kitchen before underneathin the corner where no one bothered to look and just let it dry with a little bit of waterso that the roots don't dry out completely and then put it back out in about May or Junewhenever it is 70 and above consistently for a week that is the rule and it comes backand grows year to year.

It is one of my favorite plants and pretty much anyone can grow itand it is a very easy plant to grow.

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