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Comment by Elizabeth Fowler on June 8, 2013 at 7:11pm

Thanks Grant,it still looks really bad but I will call the garden center tomorrow. I hopefully will find a remedy for this problem.  Happy Gardening 

Comment by Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 on June 8, 2013 at 11:49am

Hiya Elizabeth and all,  I DO know monarda/bee balm is very very prone to powdery mildew.  Hopefully someone on the forum will chime in with some tips/tricks.  If not, I'd go to a local nursery and ask what to do.  

Back in Seattle I grew a ton of monarda/bee balm in various colors and they always got mildew early and then again in late summer.  It didn't kill mine so I just let it be.

Let us know what you do and how it works out! Happy gardening!


Comment by Elizabeth Fowler on June 5, 2013 at 9:27pm

I have a problem with my bee balm it is getting some kind of powdery mildew looking stuff on it and some has died ,I've heard it mentioned but don't know what to do for it. It has not bloomed yet. I would appreciate any help. Elizabeth

Comment by Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 on December 15, 2012 at 7:18am

Just for fun, here are some things blooming out in the garden right now, an Aloe cryptopoda with neat orange buds and yellow blooms, a simple yellow pansy, and a large colorful talavera pot filled with striped petunias and red geraniums (both are great performers here autumn, winter, and spring).  Happy gardening flower lovers!

Comment by Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 on June 30, 2012 at 3:10pm

Hiya flower lovers!  Just for fun, here's a double flowered Adenium obesum blooming in a large pot outside on my patio this week.  It's a nice succulent fat-plant that likes plenty of sun/food/water when it's hot, and plenty of dry sun when it's not hot and/or when it drops its leaves for winter.  It is loving our hot weather these days, so I thought I'd share a quick pic.  I hope you enjoy.  Keep YOUR pics and updates coming too!  Happy gardening!

Comment by Debbie Dillon on June 19, 2012 at 9:17am

Wow - looks beautiful! Mornings here are very nice, too. I believe we're in zone 9 here and this is our "June gloom" time of year when most mornings we wake to drizzle and cool temps :) LOVE it!

Comment by Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 on June 19, 2012 at 9:10am

Just a couple of hanging baskets with cascading vincas (Catharanthus rosea) in my back garden this morning.  The pink blooms in the foreground are oleander plants I started from stem cuttings, and there are also several citrus trees, datura plants, lantanas and other goodies too.  It's getting HOT here in the afternoons, but mornings are still very nice, so I get out there early and enjoy.  Happy gardening, flower fans!

Comment by Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 on June 17, 2012 at 7:53pm

Hi everyone, I noticed this Rudbeckia hirsuta ("black-eyed Susan" or "gloriosa daisy") blooming in my garden so I thought I'd share a picture.  It popped up on its own, right near a no-spine prickly pear Opuntia cactus and I thought it looked neat.  Take care and keep the pics and updates coming.  Happy gardening!

Comment by Debbie Dillon on June 14, 2012 at 1:32pm

Hello all! I'm so excited to have found this site and glad to be a member of this group. Looking forward to sharing my garden with you and learning from your experiences.

Many blessings :)

Comment by Kathleen Trout Horvath on June 11, 2012 at 5:16pm

Thank you Maggie and Zigmund!  We're having storms tomorrow, and on Wednesday, I'll use the Miracle Gro!


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