Category Archives: Shrubs

Crape Myrtle Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew attacks many different species of plants including crape myrtle, phlox, roses, rock rose, honeysuckle, snapdragons and zinnias to name a few. It causes a white powdery covering to form on leaves and stems and can cause severe distortion of new growth and stunting of plants when conditions are favorable for its development. Powdery mildew is most prevalent in mild weather conditions, and high humidity. Crowding of plants minimizes air movement and can increase problems with this disease. The best management strategy is to avoid it with… Read More →

Protecting Plants from Frosts & Freezes

A hard freeze is forecast for tonight. How do you protect your plants? What works and what doesn’t? Check out our new publication: Extending the Growing Season – Protecting Plants from Frosts and Freezes Your plants will thank you!