Re: [gardeners] Geraniums

Ron Hay (
Wed, 26 Sep 2001 07:45:58 -0700

Hello, again,

I had no idea as to how the cold weather slowed down the decompositon
process, kinda thought it might continue at a low key, anyway.

Thanks for the heads-up about Orthene. I was in a bit of a rush that
morning, when I noted the tremendous overnight damage, and breezed into
our nursey with a sample of the leaf damage.
At that time, I was one of the first to experience that sort of damage
in our area, and Orthenex was what the baffled nurseryman suggested. It
was also subsequently suggested to me by "the rose man" at our church,
and to date, seems to be moderately effective, if applied every 10 days
or so.

This is the first year I have gone without regular applications of rose
food with systemic insecticide, and it will be my last! I will alternate
the use of the one with the other, every few weeks.

As part of a hoped-for return to some semblance of normalcy, Viv and I
are going down to San Diego for a few days, next week, to meet up with
my high school chum, Lou, and his wife, Sherry. That is all predicated
upon how soon Vivian can get a dental appointment to repair a tooth she
broke this morning, eating nothing more threatening than cereal!

Today will see another 102-degree day, a good day to get stuff done
early in the garden, before heading in to work.

Be well and try to stay positive, as hard as that is at times; I find it