How to Approach Plant Problems

We all want perfectly happy and healthy plants, but there are times when we take a stroll in our garden and realize some are not doing as well as expected. In such situations, some gardeners rush to correct the problem, spraying their plants with pesticides, fungicides, or other liquids, be it from a chemical company... Continue Reading →

Fungus Wiping Out Beloved Impatiens

The wonderfully versatile impatiens (“common” impatiens, or Impatiens walleriana, I. balsamina, and mini-impatiens) may soon be missing from southern California gardens. A fungus that first surfaced back east a few years ago has made its way to California. Another plus to living in our warm, dry climate is that the fungus attacking impatiens prefers cool,... Continue Reading →

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