Gardening tips, tricks for the average home gardener by a home gardener.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The deer started eating my petunias in the hanging baskets. In fact, I was furious when I saw the basket today when I went to water it. I used to think Bambi was cute and that image has been fading over the past few years. The avocado is looking terribly sad with black spots on the leaves, some holes eaten in the new growth and the leaves sagging something terrible. I thought I saw some whitefly. Yes, the darn whitefly is back. I sprayed the plant with some white oil and then put in one of those yellow sticky cards. This year is starting off really badly. It's barely April and I've already had more problems this year than the entire year last year. This is really frustrating. I did lose both of my hanging basket flowers to the deer last year, but it was a bit later in the year. I'm going switch out the plants and put the ivy plants in the front and put the petunia plants inside the lanai where the deer can't get them. This should help solve one problem. The yellow sticky card should solve the other problem. My mom is leaving in another two days. We have 2 days to hunt down a few air plants (Tillandsia), get the Queen's Tears delivered that I ordered, pack up the lavender I started drying and a little hanging terrarium for the air plants. It's always nice to go home with something to remember your trip that lasts forever. Plants last forever.