Boy am I glad my “Plant Whisperer” husband heard those boxwoods “talk”!
Being a fairly quiet man, he would notice that and wonder why?
Thank goodness he talks to me, and I have a computer! We figured out the problem, addressed it, and one week later, the new growth on the boxwoods is spectacular – and quiet, just the way he’d like it!
Well, as it turned out, my talking boxwoods weren’t invested with garden fairies but with leafminers. Bummer. Two days later, the visual evidence was as strong as the audio – little yellow blisters were appearing on the leaves and the sound was even louder. Big bummer.
A quick call to a local nursery and a trip out to get the recommended spray and two sprays later, they are quiet but still look bad. How I wish it could have been the fairies!
Way back in 1972, while on a class camping trip, a counselor I considered wacky and probably too in tune with the times, chose to spend an evening outside “listening to the grass grow.” Since that time, I have thought … Continue reading