So...Back in April I bought and transplanted seven hydrangea bushes (sticks) from a backyard gardener who lives not too far from me. She did a good job of digging up the roots and keeping
the native soil around the roots. The bushes already had leaves on the sticks when we did the transplant. Since planting them in my yard (tilled and amended the soil with gardening soil and mushroom compost) all the leaves have dried up and fallen off and I have seven, tall, gangly, bare sticks in my yard. They look pretty dead to me. Is there a possibility that they could make a come back? I shouldn't do any trimming right now, right? I'll try to post pictures later.
Commented on May 09, 2012
Funny I had a similar question. One of my Hydrangea paneculata (sp) just turned brown and
reddish color while in bloom and now looks wilted and dead. I have watered and all the other ones seem to be doing fine. When I did the scraping on the bark it has some green on the stem. Should I just leave it and see or is it a goner? Really puzzled as to what could have killed it.
My husband brushed up against it, and it "trashed" his forearm. It has been 10 days and the arm is still red and sore and peeling. I have looked into poison ivy, oak, and sumac, and none match. Thanks!
Commented on May 03, 2012
It kinda looks like a Viburnum to me...but they bloom with big showy snowball like flowers on
it. It's not Virginia creeper, because it's woody and Va. creeper is a vine. I think take it to your local extension office. Let us know what it is.
Rose rosette disease is devastating to roses and will be extremely hard to control if it becomes widespread. Now is the time you might notice it on new growth.
The disease causes very red foliage and stems, copious thorns, "witch's broom" at branch ends and eventual death of the plant. It seems to be spread by tiny mites that travel on the wind. The only cure for it is to pull out and destroy affected plants.
Commented on Apr 25, 2012
So sad I have a rose with this I'm sure of it. Fortunately it's a rose that's all by it's self
behind our garage. So thanks...we are taking it out and replacing it. I thought it was a terrible case of mildew...but now I know it's not. :(