[gardeners] Black mold

Craig Watts (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 18 Mar 2001 14:13:32 -0500

Well spring brings good news and bad news. Found our Gardenia COVERED in
black mold. It was planted in full sun as a cover plant to the well pump
cover. (I think they recommended partial shade.)

We read "the book" and it suggested insectisidale soap. The only thing we
had was a very weak dish washing liquid solution. Cleaned of the plant and
power washed it with the hose. Looks much better and hope we have helped
more than hurt. 

The plant is about 3 years old and is very vigorous. Leave were very

Any suggestions to what we have found?

Craig Watts