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alexx
Mar 4, 2018 6:32 PM CST
Hi everyone, I'm hoping someone can help me find the source of the stem browning/dying and leaf tips as well as some blooms in several plants in close proximity to each other.

Thanks!
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Mar 4, 2018 6:39 PM CST
Welcome!

If unrelated plants in the same area exhibit the same symptoms, its time to look around for a possible cause.

Is this a new problem or a continuing problem? Have you done a soil test?

You might look for: new concrete, too much fertilizer, walnut tree overhead, chemical spill (vinegar for weed control, bleach, ....)

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Northern California, USA
alexx
Mar 4, 2018 6:47 PM CST
DaisyI said: Welcome!

If unrelated plants in the same area exhibit the same symptoms, its time to look around for a possible cause.

Is this a new problem or a continuing problem? Have you done a soil test?

You might look for: new concrete, too much fertilizer, walnut tree overhead, chemical spill (vinegar for weed control, bleach, ....)



Thanks for your reply!

Not sure about any of those that you mentioned... it's been raining a lot and nearby there was a bucket of exposed paint dissolved in water. Could this have done it?

And if this was the case, will my plants be ok? Or should I toss them and restart? They're all a few months old, two lavenders and two ceanothus.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Mar 4, 2018 6:55 PM CST
Does water puddle in that area? They may be suffering from overwatering.
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tarev
Mar 5, 2018 10:53 AM CST
Hi Alexx, seems like wet/cold damage to me.
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Philipwonel
Mar 5, 2018 2:36 PM CST
Howdy, Alex I tip my hat to you.
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This crazy weather we've been having hear. Three weeks of 70s. Now, were into three weeks of 50s, plus ! Frost ! The poor plants don't know what to do. Grumbling
Only benefit to me, is ! It's been, a Blockbuster year for my daffodils ! They have been blooming for over a month 😮😀😀😀 !!!

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 5, 2018 6:09 PM CST
Lavenders and Ceanothus are both drought tolerant plants that don't handle overwatering well. All your rain is taking its toll on your plants. Hopefully, they don't develop root rot before its all over.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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