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Hi,
My question is, why do the leaves on my Mexican Petunias become very thin and curl up tightly? I have many that do well. These in question are planted against a fence adjacent to a yard with huge Pines and Oaks. Could it be that these trees are stealing the nutrients from my soil or are the Petunias possibly diseased? I have a few random Mexican Petunias in groups in other locations  that are also curled and sickly, yet the others are flourishing. Please help!
Annette (Gainesville, Fl)

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Hi Annette, Mexican Petunias tend to become leggy after time and need to be pruned back on a regular basis or they begin to get spindly and leggy and the leaves begin to turn yellow and shed; without seeing yours, its hard to tell whether this may be your problem. They are very resilient and I think if you give them a good pruning and give them a weekly dose of soluble Miracle-grow bloom booster, they should do fine.

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