We may have the answers for you. Thanks to Timber Press,
Garden Rant is holding a plant clinic. The authors of What’s
Wrong With My Plant, David Deardorff and Kathryn
Wadsworth, have agreed to assess and diagnose at least 10 (and possibly more)
plant problems sent in by Rant readers.
What’s Wrong With My Plant has received encomiums like
“essential,” “a valuable and long overdue tool,” and “an answered prayer for
all gardeners,” by a wide range of respected gardeners/writers. It’s a
three-part system to help gardeners figure out what diseases or infestations
their plants might have, even if they don’t know the name of the plant. There
is an illustrated flow chart of problems and where they appear, vivid photography, and organic solutions.
All you have to do to participate in this is
1. Submit a
link to a clear PICTURE of your plant problem with a written description (ideally this should be a blog post) in comments, or 2. Email the same (picture and
description) to me at ealicata(at)yahoo.com.Please include your email address, in case the docs have questions for you. If you can do a blog post, I will post links to it here.
We’ll accept the submissions until
this Friday (4/23), 5 p.m. EST. Then, next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (4/26-28), I’ll be
posting the diagnoses here.
Also, even if you email me the problem, you might want to
mention it in comments as well, so readers can get a sense of what people are submitting.
This will be fun. And maybe we'll all learn something.
Oh yes, and I will be giving away 1 copy of the book each day that I post the diagnoses next week, drawn from the comments to this post.
1. My submission: a wisteria problem. (It won't die from this or anything, I'm guessing, but what the heck.)
2. A swamp red currant issue.
3. Heather is worried about her tomatoes.
4. Chris C. wonders about some dud daffodils.
5. Here's an ailing dogwood.
6. A gardener in David, CA wonders about her Meyer lemon.
7. Some is cranky about her Otto laurels.
Posted by Elizabeth Licata on April 20, 2010 at 5:55 am, in the category Unusually Clever People.