Basal Rot

Basal rot and tulips

I’ve got an area that has developed a basal rot problem.  I removed all daffodils this year and plan to rest the area for a couple of years.  Can I…

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Organic approach

September 27, 2009
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The NYTimes article about Harvard’s organic approach is useful, although necessarily general for newspaper purposes. I have been doing a lot of internet research over the past few years, and…

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Fw: dig & divide questions

June 21, 2009
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  Subject: dig & divide questions Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 10:52:55 -0400Morning everyone, I’m doing an overdue “dig and divide” operation on my daffodils and have some questions: Keith…

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Bulb Fly photos

Keith’s reference to bulb flies on Google brought me to check: http://images.google.com/images?client=safari&rls=en-us&q=carpenter%20bees&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi And, similar image searches for “Daffodil virus” or “Daffodil basal rot” or “Daffodil stem nematode” are all much…

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Early die-back of foliage

April 30, 2009
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In my garden, early die-back exactly like that in Mary Lou’s photograph has invariably been an indicator of basal rot. Unless dug right away and treated (I use a fungicide…

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Martha Washington?

March 11, 2009
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Too tired to pull up label. I think this is Martha Washington, Dick Wellband right behind Martha there. These were moved in spring of 2007 in full bloom but we…

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