How to prevent the disease that caused these flowers to grow | Duluth News Tribune

A: Long phlox, sometimes called vegetable phlox, is very susceptible to fungal leaf diseases, which can cause leaves to turn yellow or brown. The severely damaged phlox may rot or decay during the summer.

To prevent this type of persistence from recurring fungal molds and similar fungal infections, start early when the leaves are still green and healthy. Apply an active flower or vegetable fungus containing the active ingredient chlorotalone. Follow all labeling instructions and apply every 10-14 days.

The most effective treatment for fungal infections is to keep the leaves healthy or to stop the spread of early symptoms. Once the leaves are damaged, spotted and yellow, those leaves will not return to normal health.

According to their statement, many new species of flax have been developed as a selling point. To further reduce the chances of catching leaves, water the leaves and let the leaves dry before dawn.

A reader asks Don if he knows of the obvious disease of this flux.  Special for the forum

A reader asks Don if he knows of the obvious disease of this flux. Special for the forum

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Q: Years later, I was forced to stop at my 98 Monte Carlo to find a way to intimidate the birds of the big El Tree. The birds loved that tee, but when they were scattered all over the car, they hated my car paint job, sunscreen and I hated it. No one with a bird problem in this tree can make a mistake. – Ryan C.

A: Ryan goes on to describe the birds’ threat. “My friend suggested that I hang my fearless owl on a wooden CD. I dug small holes near the top, and I used a good monopolistic fish line to hang around 30 trees.

“The CDs rotate and rotate with the slightest breeze, and no matter how bright the angle of light, they shine, and live forever. I did not see another bird in that tree. The color of the car and my joy are both saved.

Even if I put 30 in a tree, there are still CDs that can’t be heard. We lived there for another six years before you moved there, and the CDs were still away from the birds. ”

Thank you, Ryan, for your helpful advice and testimony. Birds can be disturbed by the following, but they can also seriously damage trees. If the holes in the saplings and other wood are too hungry and large, they can interfere with the flow of water and nutrients. I receive a lot of questions from tree owners who want to stop bird damage, and I pass on this idea.

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Q: It was so hot that I had to cut down some of our bushes. As the weather forecast is a little cold, is it good to trim now? Some shrubs are very large, and I want to cut them down a little bit. – Mary S.

A: In general, pruning most of the trees and shrubs is best done in early spring after the winter solstice and before they emerge. March and April are the best harvest months.

If pruning is delayed until the leaves have sprouted, the plants will easily lose their vigor during growth. When spring arrives, sleep energy saves plant energy for further growth.

Of course, there are exceptions. Shrubs that grow in the spring, such as lilac and fossil, can be cut immediately after harvest. Spring Spring pruning cuts off their new flower buds, which were formed last summer.

A few bushes are killed by cutting at the wrong time, but sleep deprivation is still good advice for serious cuts. Shrubs such as spirea are easy to shorten or shape until winter.

Severe pruning after July 4 is generally not recommended because such pruning stimulates a new flow of growth that does not have enough time to harden or “strengthen” before winter, increasing the chances of branching back. Shrubs have had enough of heat and drought, so it was wise to avoid heavy pruning this summer. I will wait until next spring for pruning projects.

If you have questions about gardening or lawn care, email to Don Kinzler, NDSU Extension-Cass County. Extensive appeals may be published, so please include your name, city and state for appropriate advice.

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