Burning Bush Losing Its LeavesLeaves on a Burning Bush will turn red before the drop in the Autumn, sometimes earlier than other trees and shrubs. If your burning bush losing its leaves prematurely, it may be a sign of stress on the plant and require assistance.
Pumpkins Turning Orange Early?My pumpkins have already turned orange. Will they last if I leave them on the vine until Halloween, or will they rot before then? I don't want to pick them yet, as the whole reason I planted them was for Halloween.
Hydrangeas Leaves Turning BrownHydrangeas are relatively easy to grow as long as you provide sufficient water and keep them out of the hot sun. This is a page about hydrangeas leaves turning brown.
Treating Plants with Powdery MildewThis page is about treating plants with powdery mildew. This common fungal disease can affect nearly all types of plants.
Preparing Your Soil to Avoid Tomato BlightLate season tomato blight is caused by a fungus that is highly contagious and can spread by wind born spores. This is a page about treating the soil to prevent tomato blight.
I Accidentally Sprayed Weed Killer on Flowers? I'm an idiot and sprayed weed killer on the flower beds. Needless to say, my girlfriend is REALLY mad and the flowers are not doing so well. Any way to rescue my relationship?
Preventing Damage to Trees and Shrubs in...This page is about preventing damage to trees and shrubs in winter. During the winter snow and cold, it helps to give protection to some kinds of woody plants.
Hibiscus Leaves Turning YellowThis is a page about hibiscus leaves turning yellow. Yellowing leaves on a plant can indicate a number of issues. Identifying the cause will allow you to treat your plant.
Sticky Residue From Ficus Plant?One of my ficus plants is leaving a sticky residue on the floor. Can I do something to eliminate what I am calling 'pitch' on the leaves and surrounding area from this ficus? And is this plant still healthy?
Peace Lily With Brown LeavesThis is a page about peace lily with brown leaves. Determining the reason you lily's leaves are turning brown can help get it back on the road to health.
Christmas Cactus Left Outside in Freezing Weather?Despite its dead appearance a Christmas cactus left out in freezing weather may be able to be revived. The roots may still be alive. Bring inside and check out the advice on this page. This is a page about Christmas cactus left outside in freezing weather.
Why are the Leaves on my Rhododendron Curled?I was given a PJM Elite Rhodie that was going to be tossed away. It had leaves that were curled up. I transplanted it into my yard and leaves are still curled after about 4 days.
Lilac Bush With Very Little Leaves?This is a page about lilac bush with very little (few) leaves. If your lilac is not producing sufficient leaves the plant will not flourish and may die. Check all the usual suspects, including sun exposure, soil nutrients, and pest infestations.
Geranium Leaves Changing Color and Turning Brown?The edges of my geranium leaves are turning light in color and/or brown. It almost looks like a variegated variety, except the brown is throwing me off. Am I watering too much, or not enough?
Tomato Plants Leaves Turning YellowThis is a page about tomato plants leaves turning yellow. The leaves turning yellow on your tomato plants is not a good sign. Determining the cause can be confusing.
Leaves Dying on a Calla LilyYellowing dying leaves on your calla lily can be the result of a lack of nutrients or root rot. This is a page about leaves dying on a calla lily.
Buds Falling Off Hibiscus Plant?Determining the cause of bud drop, will be rather like sleuthing. There are a number of reasons this could happen and you will need to discover the cause through planned trial and error. This is a page about buds falling off a hibiscus plant.
Peace Lily Leaves Are Curling?Peace lilies are typically very easy to grow and quite tolerant of diverse growing conditions. However, too much bright light and temperatures over 90F can cause leaf curl. This is a page about a peace lily that has leaves curling.
Red Growth on Peach Tree Leaves?Fruit trees, such as peaches, can become infected with various diseases including fungal growths. This is a page about remedies for a red growth on peach tree leaves.
Tomato Plant HelpGrowing tomatoes is a rewarding gardening experience. While fairly easy to grow, they can suffer from several maladies or care issues. This page contains tomato plant help information.
Fatsia Japonica with Burn Marks on the Leaves?Fungal infections on plants can often result in spots on the leaves. Removing infected leaves is one way to halt the damage. This is a page about fatsia japonica with burn marks on the leaves.
Black Spots on Tomato Plant LeavesThis is a page about black spots on tomato plant leaves. Several plant diseases can cause spots on your tomato plant's leaves. Determining the cause can help you begin treatment.
Accidentally Sprayed Vinegar on Flowers and Plants?I accidentally sprayed my potted and planted flowers and plants with a vinegar water and Dawn soap spray. I thought it was only water and Dawn, but it wasn't. I had previously made the other for weeds. Will they all die even the big hearty plants in my beds? And rose bushes? I'm sick.
Curling Tomato LeavesThis is a page about curling tomato leaves. There are several reason the leaves on your tomato plants may be curling.
Phlox Leaves Turning Yellow?This is a page about phlox leaves turning yellow. Determining what is causing the leaves on your phlox to turn yellow is the first step to helping your plant.
Getting to Know Your Garden PollinatorsThis is a page about getting to know your garden pollinators. Bees and other insects help cross pollinate plants in the garden to produce fertile seeds.
Winterizing EvergreensThis is a page about winterizing evergreens. Some varieties of evergreen bushes and trees may need extra mulch or maybe a burlap blanket to get through the severe cold.
Powdery White Substance Causes Grapes to Shrivel?I have some Zinfandel vines. Some of the still green clusters have a light colored powder. What is it? What do I do to safely eliminate it?
Plants Leaves Turning YellowThis is a page about plants leaves turning yellow. The leaves on flowering plants, vegetables, or other plants can begin to turn yellow. Determining the cause is the first step in returning your plants to good health.
Leaves on Potted Plants Turning Yellow?This page is about leaves on potted plants turning yellow. Too much water can often be the cause of house plant leaves losing their color.
Treating Fungal Disease on HouseplantsThis is a page about treating fungal disease on houseplants. Fungal disease is a common houseplant ailment.
Weed Killer That Won't Kill Ice Plants?This page is about weed killer that won't kill ice plant. Reducing weeds while maintaining the plants you want to thrive can be a challenge.
Stevia Leaves Turning Brown?This is a page about stevia leaves turning brown. Growing stevia as a natural sweetener is quite popular, but sometimes the plants don't thrive.
Staking Garden PlantsThis page is about staking garden plants. There are a number of plants that need help with support when newly transplanted or bearing fruit.
Tomato Leaves Curling and Drying Up?My tomato plants get small brown spots on the lower leaves, then a little hole. Then the leaves curl up and get dry. They do not get better. This started on 6-17-12.
Rose of Sharon Not Blooming?This page is about a rose of Sharon not blooming. This deciduous shrub is a beautiful addition to the home garden especially when in bloom.
Trumpet Vine Losing Leaves?This is a page about a trumpet vine losing its leaves. What to do if your trumpet vine begins to lose its leaves.
Bamboo Canes Shriveling?I have a dozen or so Bamboo plants, all are thriving except my P. Nigra. It was very pot bound when I purchased it 9 months ago, but is in a 1m tub and has grown well with many new canes. Three of the established canes have what look like white pustules at the branch tips.....
Brown Spot on the Base of Ripening Tomatoes?My tomatoes, as they ripen, acquire a black/brown area at the base. What is this? and how can I prevent it?
Suspected Garden Fungus or Mildew Problem?I have gardened at this location for the past 40 years with no problems. Last summer (2010), almost every vegetable and flower got a heavy white coating and many died prior to frost. I discarded all of them that I could in the city garbage.
Treating Fungus on Tomato Plants?There is fungus on the vines and tomatoes. Can I use Blue Shield on these plants?
Potato Scab?My spuds have a bad case of scab. I don't think they're going to keep at all. Will it affect next year's crop as they're grown in a raised bed?
White Fungus on Pitisporum Tobira...This summer one of my Pitisporum tobira plants began to show signs of drying. Then another one nearby started drying out so I decided to transplant it thinking there might be something wrong with the soil they were in.
Natural Remedy for Black Spots on Tomatoes?What can I do about black spots on tomatoes with out using chemicals?
Cucumbers Turning Brown on the Vine?Why are my new cucumbers that are setting on turning brown and dying on the vine before growing?
Grape Vine Leaves Turning Yellow?I planted a grape vine, for decoration. Many neighbors have done the same, but mine seems to have stopped growing and the bottom leaves have turned yellow. The other vines nearby are much older than mine so I do not know what they looked like when they were planted.
Brown Spots on Hibiscus Leaves?We have raised hibiscus outside during the summer for years with hardly a problem. This year, our plants and several neighbors' plants continuously develop brown leaf spots which ultimately causes the leaves to drop.
Remedy for Leaf Curl?Is leaf curl a bug? How do I get rid of it? Can I use a natural remedy?
Burning Bush Leaves Turning Yellow?I planted a row of burning bushes last fall. They were just twigs. This spring they leafed out fine, but now they are turning yellow and look like they are dying. We had a lot of rain this spring and I did mulch them. Do they need some mineral?
Tomato Plant Leaves Are Curling and Have Brown Spots?I just planted some tomato plants into a large pot, it's been about 5 days now. After I transplanted them I watered them with a little Miracle Gro and plain water. But some of my leaves are getting brown spots on them and around the edges they are browning and curling. What can I do ?
Remedy for Plants with Rust Fungus?How do you get rust to stop growing on hollyhock plants and other plants that get the rust really badly?
Azalea Leaves Are Yellowing and Have Black Spots?Two of my azaleas have yellowing leaves and black spots. I'm fairly sure the yellowing has something to do with iron induced chlorosis, but the black spots are throwing me. Is it all one type of disease or are there two different things going on? What are the possibilities?
Leaves on Variegated Ivy Turning Brown After Moving It Inside?I just moved a beautiful variegated ivy inside due to the cold weather. I watered it good when I brought in and now a bunch of the leaves have turned yellow. Is this terminal or just due to temperature change?
What Causes Yellow Leaves On Squash Plants?My zucchini and summer squash both have brown and yellow leaves. Is this because I water too much or is it getting too much full sun?
What Are the Brown Bumps on My Tiger Lily Stem?I have a tiger lily in a pot. All up and down the stem there are brown, hard, round "things". They are stuck where the leaves come out of the stalk. Are they part of the plant or do I need to take them off?
Brown Spots on Tomato Leaves?I am trying to find an organic remedy for tomato plants with yellowing lower leaves and brown spots on them. They are growing beautifully and producing well, but I noticed yesterday the yellowing leaves. Please help. If it is blight, can I stop it now?
Red Currant Plant Died Back When Moved Outdoors?My red current plant was doing well indoors. When I moved it out during the recent good weather the plant died out. What can I do to revive it?
Sunburned Leaves on Avocado Tree?I grew a plant from an avocado pit and it's done really well. It is 2 feet tall with about 15 leaves. However, I recently went through a move and it was accidentally left outside in the AZ Sun (it has been an indoor plant) for a couple of days.
Caring for Day Lilies?My day lilies started to bloom fine early in April, then when it started to get hot the stems started turning yellow and dying back. It also stopped blooming. I water it in well a couple times a week and it gets lots of evening sun. I don't know what to do.
Why is My Potted Palm Turning Yellow?My palm is turning yellow. It is planted in a large pot out doors.
Maples Have a Fungus and Leaves are Dropping?My maples have pointy stalagmite type fungus and a ton of leaves are dropping as though they were cut at the stem. It looks like October there are so many leaves. What is going on?
Queen Palms Damaged by Freeze?I have several Queen palms in my yard that appear to be dead from the freeze. One of six is showing signs of life. How do I know when to give it up?
Can Overwatering a Tomato Cause Leaf Curl?My Big Boy hybrid tomato was doing wonderfully. I may have over watered it recently. I only have one tomato plant, so I have nothing to compare it to. Could over-watering be the cause of the leaf curl that I am currently seeing?
Bamboo Plant with Frost Damage?I have outdoor bamboo trees. This winter has been harsh, the leaves are all brown, but have not dropped from the trees. The stalks are green/yellow in color. Have they died or will they come good?
Lilac Bush May Have Been Sprayed With Weed Killer?How can I tell if weed killer has been sprayed on my Lilac bush that is dying? The grass around it is also dying.
Overwintered Palm's Fronds Turn Yellow?We have a palm bush (not palmetto) that we have had for several years. We keep it indoors during the winter and set it outdoors during the late spring, summer, and early fall.
Lucky Bamboo Leaves Are Turning Yellow?I have a Bamboo plant with a yellow leaf. I've had the plant for 2 years and originally it had 3 stalks. I keep it in my bathroom where the light is on only when someone is in the room. The window is shaded by a carport/breezeway, so it gets very little light.
Tomato Stem is Bumpy?Can anyone tell me if this is normal or not? I was given the Topsy Turvy for mothers day. It is now Sept. 1st and I am starting to see a little tomato growing. The stem is having some issues though. It is brown, bumpy and some spots have tiny holes.
Black Spots on Tomatoes?Can anyone tell me why my tomatoes are showing black spots and bottom rot? Is there a fungus in my soil? Is there too much moisture? Should I have my soil tested?
Ficus Loosing Leaves?Can someone please tell me why all my ficus plants are dropping all their leaves and drying up?
Treating Iron Chlorosis?My Autumn Blaze maple leaves are light green with dark veins. I understand this is iron chlorosis and needs chelated iron or sulfur. Can't find chelated iron, but used a regular iron fertilizer (has some sulfur). Any further info would be appreciated.
Growing a Japanese Stewartia?I planted a 6 foot Japanese Stewartia in Spring 09. I live in the Midwest, our soil is clay. Tree has a lot of buds, but there not opening? It is starting to loose some of its leaves. I did use high organic matter when I planted it. I am afraid to over water the tree.
Lupin Leaves Yellow?Why are my Lupin leaves yellow?
Powdery White Substance Causes Grapes to Shrivel?My trellis is covered in unripe green grapes. It looked as if we were going to have a bumper crop. One morning I saw that most of the grapes were covered in a powdery white substance. Over the next few weeks the grapes shriveled up.
White Stuff on Arrowhead Plant Leaves?I have this huge Arrowhead plant. It's growing beautifully and very full. However I've been noticing this white stuff around the edges of a lot of the leaves. It stays right around the edges of the leaves.
Peonies Not Flowering?I transplanted some peonies 3 years ago. They come up and have a couple tiny buds, but then do not flower. Does anyone know why this would happen? Thank you.
White Spots on Boxwood Plants?We have a lot of boxwood plants that were doing beautifully but now the leaves have all kinds of white spots on them and also the leaves are curling and with little holes. I am afraid they have mold and also some disease or bug problems. Any ideas? How can i get rid of it? Thanks.
Norfolk Pines Damaged By Cold?I have some small Norfolk pines that have been hit by frost. Will they come back? I also have one large Norfolk pine in the yard that is very tall and about 8yrs old. Will it come back after the frost has done damage? It has turned brown, but is the trunk alive?
Photina Hedges Losing Leaves?I have a row of red tip Photina hedges that are losing their leaves rather rapidly. Most years they stay evergreen with the red tips and may occasionally shed a few leaves. I just noticed they are almost bare now and beginning to look rather dead. What could be the problem?
Geranium Leaves Turning Yellow?I am having trouble with my Geraniums. What am I doing wrong? About mid season the leaves start looking wilted and turn yellow. Am I not watering enough or too much?
Spots on a Banana Plant?I have a banana plant with spots on it. What would you recommend?
Mammoth Sunflower Leaves Turning Yellow?I have planted mammoth sunflowers in a large pot and I'm having a problem with the lower leaves first turning yellow, then brown before finally dieing off. Am I over watering or what?
Small Tomato Plants?Why are some of my tomato plants growing beautifully and others look like runts? They all get the same amount of sun, but are in different areas. The ones that look great I practically ignore.
Sunflowers with Yellow Leaves?Why are the leaves on my sunflowers turning yellow and then brown? The leaves are doing this on my geraniums as well.
Curling Leaves On Stevia Plant?My Stevia plant has leaves that are curling, why? What should I do?
Kent Mango Leaves Are Browning?I have a Kent mango and the leaves are browning. Does anyone know what is causing this? Please see photos.
Small Leaves on a Crepe Myrtle?How come one of my crepe myrtles has smaller light green leaves than the rest, who have bigger and dark green leaves?
Gold Nugget Loquat With Yellow Leaves?I have planted a new Gold Nugget Loquat tree (came in a 15 Gallon pot, about 5.5 ft tall), and after a month, leaves have randomly started turning yellow. I am not sure if this is due to excessive water or something else.
When To Treat Rose Leaf Fungus?My roses have fungus on leaves. Should I trim them and treat them now or wait until spring. I am a real novice with plants.
Removing Pumpkin Mildew?There is white powdery stuff on my pumpkins. I'm assuming it's powdery mildew. The leaves are already turning brown, and I'm worried that I will loose my pumpkins before Halloween. Does powdery mildew affect the pumpkins themselves, and if so how can I save them from going bad? Please help! Thanks.
Leaves Turning Brown on a Nyctanthes Arbor-Tristis?I have planted a rare plant two weeks ago. New leaves started coming, but suddenly from last 3 days leaves started shrinking and leaves are slowly turning brown. I would like to know the reason and remedy for the plant.
Tomatoes With Shriveled Skin?What causes the skin on our tomatoes to look shriveled and the stems looks as if it is going to break on each tomato?
My Day Lilies Have Brown and Yellow Leaves?My daylilies say to keep the soil moist, but the leaves are turning yellow
Struggling Bamboo Plant?I have indoor bamboo, it is in a porcelain pot, with small rocks. As I said I have in indoors on a mantle that really does not get any sunlight, it is close to a window but does not get any sun. The leaves were light green.
Struggling Petunias?I have a couple of hanging baskets, they have pretty petunias. They have been in shade lately (whoopsie) and now they are very tall and sparse. (I assume from trying to get sun?) I have put them back out in a sunnier location, but how do I get them to fill out?
Sunblock on Plants?My child sprayed my petunias and mums with sunblock, what should I do?
Stressed Weeping Willow?I have a large weeping willow on a sloping area in the back yard. It has a number of dead branches and not a lot of new foliage. It looks stressed. Aside from pruning is there anything I can do?
The Leaves of My Plant Turning are Yellow?Why are the leaves of my plant turning yellow?
Woodruff Plant Turning Brown?This is the second year that shortly after my Woodruff plants blooms it begins to turn brown. Does anyone know if there are common woodruff diseases and how to get rid it.
Bougainvillea Damaged By Cold?My bougainvillea froze last winter and now is just sticks but the stems seem to be getting red in color. Does this mean there's still hope? I trimmed some. Should I cut more?
Honeysuckle Foliage Dying?I have long established honeysuckle growing on east facing fence and in early spring it appears very healthy, then much of foliage dies off. Any help as to why?
Plants Damaged By Cold?We had the coldest weather a couple of weeks ago that hasn't been seen here in 100 years. It was below freezing after we had temps in the 80's. Everything was starting to leaf out and get buds, unfortunately the cold zapped most everything.
Preventing Animals from Damaging Plants...Hungry animals can make a meal out of your trees and plants during the winter months pretty quickly. Sometimes the damage is obvious-plants are fine one day, only to appear damaged or even disappear completely the next.
Powdery Mold or Mildew on Garden CropsI's that time of year again, the garden and the garden pests are back with a vengeance! This is what white mold looks like. It destroys cucurbit crops such as pumpkins, cucumbers, and peas. To date we have tried everything to rid ourselves of this.
Organic Solutions for Powdery MildewIf you garden long enough, sooner or later you'll find yourself dealing with powdery mildew problems. This common fungal disease can affect virtually all types of plants. Here are some ways to tackle the problem organically.
Saving a Root Bound PlantI often shop the discount plants at nurseries and big box stores. I have gotten many bargain plants that have thrived in my garden despite their shaky start. When buying plants such as these, as well as the full price stock, you are likely to take home one that is root bound.
Cleaning Planters After Tomato Blight?I had terrible tomato blight and pepper white flies this past season. I grow in containers. I threw away all the soil from all the pots at the end of the season. Do I need to sterilize the pot in any way before I add new soil next season?
Hibiscus Branches Dying?My hibiscus plant is losing 1 branch every day. The branches go from looking healthy to be dead overnight. The leaves don't turn yellow. I have 2 plants side by side and the problem is only with 1. I had this problem last summer and I lost the plant.
Tomato Plants Wilting and Dying?My tomato plants have never looked better until a day ago when just like two others I planted, they began to die. There is no discoloration; the color is perfect. I had two other plants in the same spot that when only a foot and a half tall fell ill. I left that spot empty and removed the soil, but these plants are huge, full of tomatoes, but now are just wilting away. It's like they just gave up.
Branches Dying on Norfolk Pine?We bought this pot with 5-6 thin trunk Norfolk pine. It had full of soft branches, but in 2.5 months they curled and dried from bottom up. We have no light in our place and so we got and use 3 light bulbs of plant grow lights 16 watts on top of it.
White Stuff on Hydrangea Leaves?My hydrangea is getting white stuff on the leaves. What is this and how do I get rid of it?
Leaves on Avocado Plant Turning Brown and Spotting?It took almost a year to sprout. After 6 months it was doing great, but now it's leaves are turning brown, spotting, and there are brown lesions on the stem. Please help.