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May 11, 2018 5:07 AM CST
I have three planters of horsetail. last year I viewed my neighbor watering her flowers. the water was coming through the fence onto one of my planters. Over the next few days the Horsetail looked dead and dried up. I suspect the neighbor was watering her flower plants with some fertilizer in it. I ended up cutting it all out.

This year it is slowing growing back , but not as full as it was before. out of the three planters I have one is especially doing great and growing tall and green and healthy.

I get home today and the horsetail that was doing the best is leaning over and brittle when I touch it .The color lacks the green and looks somewhat yellow and pale.

My question is if you know if horsetail go though stages of dying and regrowing back (my other two planters are doing OK and was effected)

I am concerned the neighbor I mentioned earlier to you that killed my horsetail last year with fertilizer may have done it again

I am so upset. I need to know if horsetail just died out of the blue or was it poisoned with fertilizer .

Any information on horsetail you can provide would be great.

Name: Sally
central Maryland
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May 11, 2018 5:49 AM CST

The watering incident doesn't sound like enough to kill this. How long have you grown it.? Have you pulled the plant out to see what the root area looks like?
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
May 11, 2018 6:03 AM CST
I have had the horsetail in planters for at least three years. they were all doing well until the incident last year when one died (dried out) It is growing back slowly. When I get home I will check the root system. thanks.

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