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Re: Lack of vigor?

     There seems to be a problem this year unlike any year I can remember. My
neighbors wouldn't know a herbecide from a coctail so I'm ruling that one out. I
lost about 25 of my favorite plants to this syndrom and none in the same spot. It
breaks your heart to have a favorite plant get this disease. I am using Immunox
from Spectracide to treat my entire garden, it's systemic and clear. I hate the
white residue left from most fungicides. In the south, we used to call it
Southern Blight but this seems different. Of course I've dug up the infected
plants , soaked them like you suggested and replanted them in pots away from the
garden. The Immunox seems to be working.
       If anyone else has a better remedy, please let us all know.

CCREDUX@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 5/9/1999 10:48:44 PM Central Daylight Time,
> mike.groothuis@worldnet.att.net writes:
> <<  Has anyone else had this problem?
>  Is it some sort of virus or disease? I am sure it has nothing to do with
>  crown rot. Please help! I can send a pic of it to the pixlist if it
>  would help. >>
>  It is probably:
> 1. A fungus
> 2. Do you or your neighbors have a lawn service? If so it could be the
> effects of a herbicide.
> Suggestion: Dig up plants. Soak roots in a fungicide solution.  Pour a Clorox
> solution in holes. Replant elsewhere.
> Clyde Crockett z5
> P.S. Same thing has happened to hostas in my garden. I suspect wafting
> herbicides.
> cc
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