Experts and BHG readers answer.
Hanging basket hit by hail.
My beautiful hanging baskets filled with petunias were hit hard by hail. They look terrible now and almost dead. Can they be saved? Will a bloom booster help jump start them back to life?
You may be surprised at how quickly your petunias will recover from hail damage. Trim off any dead or heavily damaged sections. The plant should soon resprout and fill in nicely. Container grown plants usually do need a boost of fertilizer by mid-summer anyway, so using a bloom booster at the recommended rate would help the plant recover.