Wednesday, July 9, 2008

RIP Rhododendrons...

First the fish, now the rhododendrons. I have to start paying closer attention to the non-human living things in my midst.

The problem seems to be spider mites, and apparently I could plant onions, garlic, cloves, or chives to act as natural bodyguards. I can also spray with some sort of soap-based insecticide. Or I could peruse the plant tonic recipes of Jerry Baker, America's Master Gardener! (aka Master of Alliteration! and Exclamation!) I'm thinking that for once, speed is King, so I'm going for door #2.

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