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Name: Terri Osipov
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IJsbrandtGA
Jun 6, 2016 12:24 PM CST
I'm spraying my plants today and I noticed rust spots on my hollyhocks (even though I've been spraying regularly) and some spots on my cannas. I have 3 questions: 1. What are the spots on the cannas? 2. How many spots warrant removing a hollyhock leaf - percentage wise I guess? 3. Can anyone recommend a sprayer that has an adjustable nozzle that will spray upwards so that I can better reach the backs of leaves? As always, bless you and thank you for your help. Terri.
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purpleinopp
Jun 6, 2016 4:25 PM CST
Have you been spraying with water daily?
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Name: Terri Osipov
Rome, Georgia (Zone 7b)
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IJsbrandtGA
Jun 6, 2016 7:58 PM CST
Hello,

No I have not, however we have had a lot of rain lately Sad after a two week drought.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 7, 2016 2:26 PM CST
Terri, I use a 2gal. hand pump sprayer by Gilmour. They're available from any Ace (or DG) hardware store and come with a lifetime warranty, made in the USA for about $20. Also available online. The spray is adjustable from a fine mist (good for getting the backs of hte leaves) to a coarse shower. I do lots of spraying because I grow orchids, which are hanging up in my pool cage, so they get watered and fertilized regularly by spraying.

That does look like a fungal blight of some sort to me. My cannas usually get a rusty fungus though, not as large or black spots as yours.
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Name: Terri Osipov
Rome, Georgia (Zone 7b)
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IJsbrandtGA
Jun 8, 2016 4:47 AM CST
Thanks for the great info Elaine! I seem to be dealing with fungal issues on many of my plants this year and the real Georgia humidity hasn't even set in yet.

I am just this past year attempting to grow orchids - 2 off them. So far, I have not killed them. They are indoors. Is spraying (misting) them a good thing to do? How often?

Thank You!
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 8, 2016 7:31 AM CST
Yes, if you're growing your orchids indoors, it's a great idea to spritz them to keep the humidity up around them. Once you're running the a/c in the house, it gets a little bit dry for them so anything you can do to keep humidity up a bit is helpful.

Their care really depends upon the type of orchid you have. If you've got more questions there's tons of info over at the Orchids forum.
http://garden.org/forums/view/orchids/
Elaine

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