Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Alert! - Impatiens

Current news from plantsman Doug Green at Simple Gifts Farm (see sidebar for website):

 “Downy Mildew is currently wiping out Impatiens plantings and breeding work across North America and this article is intended to give home gardeners enough information to make informed decisions about this disease and the alternatives they have.”

 Here's the story -

 I will miss all that color in the garden and in pots!


Swimray said...

We learned in our master gardener organization that this showed up here in northern Virginia last year. It was brought in through the nursery trade on infected plants sold locally, and it's effect was limited in area. We will see what happens this year. No one knows where it suddenly came from?

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