Problem Plants 2008


August 2008 Hostas

Symptom
Only 1 of my 4 hostas showed vigor this year.
Each hosta had 1 or 2 very small leaves that would turn yellow and die.

What’s Changed
This was a very dry, hot year.  I don’t know if I watered too irregularly, and then drown them? I did notice the only hosta that does well gets more sun than the others.

Research

Solution
Keep an eye out.


August 2007 Bleeding heart dies

Symptom

A new bleeding heart I bought this year and planted in the shade garden died off within a month.

What’s Changed

As this is a new planting – I am not sure what I did.

Research

I read that bleeding hearts may die back during summer, so I will be on the lookout next year. If nothing comes up – well I guess I need to work on the soil some more before adding another.

Solution
Keep an eye out.

Update 2008

2008 – 1 Bleeding Heart survived.  The other did not come back.

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