Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Home News Downy mildew on impatiens makes headlines

Downy mildew on impatiens makes headlines

Pest and disease

The disease is causing big problems for this landscaping staple

| February 20, 2012

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Starting in late October each year, Palm Beach County enters a colorful phase as millions of impatiens are planted to jazz up the entrances of gated communities and add punch at shopping centers, banks and resorts.

But this year there's trouble with the flowers known for their hues of coral, orange, pink, red, lavender, purple and white. After early January's damp cold snap, landscapers and their clients began noticing that the impatiens were dying. Now countless plants have been ripped out, costing homeowners associations extra thousands and even bigger money for a multimillion-dollar flower business that blooms when snowbirds visit.

Read more a NECN.com.

 

Top news

Making gardening mobile

These two horticulture apps aim to strengthen the link between retailers and customers.

Wave and Cool Wave series

Ball's Wave and Cool Wave series were on display at Spring Trials 2014.

Lobelia 'Starship Scarlet'

Kieft Seed's Lobelia Starship Scarlet is on display at California Spring Trials.

Belgian Mum 'Jasoda’

GroLink is playing host to a bevy of other companies and displaying its own Belgian Mum 'Jasoda’ family at Spring Trials.

HGTV HOME Plant Collection marketing campaign

The brand is on display at Spring Trials and preparing to roll out a comprehensive marketing campaign.