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Comment by Judith Kennedy Arthur on July 16, 2013 at 12:03pm

Unfortunately, you cannot turn of the sky.

Comment by Judith Kennedy Arthur on July 16, 2013 at 11:58am

We are also having a very wet summer here in north central Alabama.  I have lost an oakleaf hydrangea (native, not hybrid) and am noticing drying leaves on one of my Beauty Berry bushes (callicarpa) which is also native to this area.  My dogwoods are  the native variety, but they seem to be doing just fine--losing some leaves in the wind, but that is about it.  This is such an unexpected problem after the years of drought that we have experienced, but I guess some of these plants don't like wet feet.  Not sure at all about a hybrid dogwood.  I just looked it up and overwatering is a problem.  If you go into Search and google dogwoods+overwatering problems, you will see several articles on this problem.

Comment by Arden on July 16, 2013 at 11:47am

Elizabeth, I found the following information as per your Dogwood no doing well:

There are any number of problems that can cause yellowing leaves. One problem in particular is that Dogwoods are stressed badly by poorly drained soils. Standing water or constantly wet soils can, on their own, cause yellowing leaves. These conditions can also promote root rots in Dogwoods that will cause yellowing leaves and ultimately death of the plant. Under-watering can also produce yellowing leaves. Check your soil moisture. Plants should be allowed to dry out a bit between watering's. Let the top 3-4" of top soil dry, yet the soil below that should still be moist before you consider watering an established plant again.

Comment by Elizabeth Fowler on July 16, 2013 at 10:36am

I'm very upset this a.m. it looks like our Pink Dogwood is trying to die,the lower leaves are turning and getting dried out,and also 3 of my Butterfly Bushes are doing the same and some worse. We have had so very much rain here this year that is the only thing I can think of that is different . Please if you have any suggestions let me know. It is odd how we get so attached to these plants after a while. Thanks to all,    Elizabeth

Comment by Judith Kennedy Arthur on July 1, 2013 at 7:13am

I know that lupines can be very tasty to some critters. 

I think holyhocks grow one year, bloom the next and then the dropped seeds germinate, etc.  They are biennial and need to be planted two years in a row.  The seeds should be allowed to germinate and then the cycle begins again.  To have them every year, you must plant two years to get continuous blooming to begin.  They are much like fox gloves in that regard.

Comment by Arden on July 1, 2013 at 4:58am

What happens to them? Mildew? Insects?

Comment by Linda D on June 30, 2013 at 8:35pm

I have quite a few perennials in my gardens and enjoy them all.Could anyone tell me what may be the reason I can't grow lupine or hollyhocks.I love them both but they don't seem to love me back.Do they have anything in common?Thanks for any advice.

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on April 18, 2013 at 12:47am

Beautiful Judith. I love love love purple Iris.

Comment by Judith Kennedy Arthur on April 15, 2013 at 10:23am

Just what you need to see on a dreary day!

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