Ordered this "cherry hedge" from an online source. This arrived today. Looks nothing like the picture on their website. Truly disappointed!
Commented on May 10, 2012
I am in the nursery biz and situations like this just tarnish all the good mail order and
retail outfits out there. It is a little late in the season to be planting bare root in your area. However, it isn't that difficult to ship properly with moist packing to keep the plants viable. Good mail order firms do that. You may pay a little more but they also stand behind their product as many others have stated. Also, it don't know what type of cherry hedge you were expecting but these plants have opposite buds. Cherry (Prunus species) have alternate buds.
that. This result happened in only one day. I brushed Roundup on some liriope volunteers over two weeks ago and they're just now puny and can be easily pulled out of the ground, but none are truly DEAD like in this photo. Will this be safe, do you think, if I put it on liriope volunteers and other weeds in my front yard? The yard has tree mulch, no grass, but lots of hostas, some hellebores, ferns, azaleas and other things. Guess I'd need to spray directly onto the potential victims, or brush it on with a sponge brush?
Commented on Apr 29, 2012
One more point on vinegar. It is a contact herbicide in this case. While effective on annual
weeds, plants like Canada thistle will regenerate.
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 24, 2012
The disease is not soil borne so a healthy rose can be replanted where the infected one was
removed. However, if wild multiflora roses are near by the chance of infection is great. The disease vector is tiny microscoppic mites (eriophyid) that are carried by wind.