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Roses are beautiful but can be a bit challenging to grow. There are many
insects and diseases that can chip away at the health of your roses. He are six
symptoms of disease in your roses and how to treat them.

1. Malformed young canes or canes that are stunted

this is a fungal disease which is called powdery mildew. It covers stems bods
and leaves with a white powder that spreads in the breeze. The leaves will turn
purple and curl. To treat this, spray with Benomyl or Funginex.

2. Black spots on leaves

Aptly named, this disease is usually referred to as black spot. These spots
are circular and have fringed edges causing the leaves to yellow. To treat this
you want to remove infected leaves and pick up any that have fallen around the
plant. You can also buy artificial sprays to treat and prevent black spot.

3. Stunted or malformed flowers and leaves

Malformed leaves and flowers can be caused by spider mites. These little tiny
mites can be green red or yellow and usually hang around on the underside of the
leaves where they have a good old time sucking the juices. You can try applying
Isotox or Orthene to help treat these little pests.

4. Blistered leaves

If you notice the underside of your roses leaves are blistered you may have the
disease known as rust. Blisters are an orange red color in turn black in the
fall. This disease can live throughout the winter and in spring when new
sprouts formidable attack them. To treat this get rid of any leaves that are
infected both on the plants and on the ground. Spray Funginex or Benomyl every
seven to 10 days for treatment.

5. Flowers which are malformed or do not open

this is another problem with roses that can be caused by bugs called Thrips.
These are fain brownish yellow bugs that have fringed wings and damage your
plant by sucking the juices from the flower buds. To get rid of them you?ll
have to cut off the infested flowers. Malathion and Orthene may also be used to
treat this problem.

6. Leaves that are weak and mottled or show tiny white webs underneath

here you may have a problem with aphids. These tiny blogs can be green and
brown or red and often hang around in clusters under the leaves and flower buds
where they suck juices. Try spraying with diazinon or malathion in on to get
rid of them.

If you?re roses to not have any of these pests or diseases but are still
unhealthy looking you might want to look at the way you are fertilizing them.
Roses are very hungry and do require fertilization. Talk to your local
gardening store to find out what?s best for your area.

Lee Dobbins writes for where you can learn
more about all types of gardening including indoor gardening, container
gardening and organic gardening. Get
gardening tips to help improve your gardens today! - When we think about
indoor plants, the first thing we need to think about is what kind of light
we're working with. A north facing window will provide high indirect light which
is great for growing ferns. If you need more light, take a look at plant lights
or even a plant stand with fluorescent light. Once the amount of light is
determined, keep an eye on your plants and watch how well they grow. If the
worst case happens and you loose a plant, use the experience to learn what went
wrong and how you can correct the problem. there are those of us who have killed
our share of plants and those of us who will kill a plant. So don't let the loss
of a plant stop you from trying to grow plants. Plants are fun and the successes
always outweigh the failures. So we've decided to grow ferns, now what? Your
local greenhouse can supply some of the more common ferns. these ferns are
usually fairly easy to grow and inexpensive so a loss won't` be too costly.
Once you have your fern, you'll notice that the instructions will say to keep
the plant damp but not wet. You need a medium with good drainage and high in
organic content. How often you water will depend on the conditions in your home
more humidity means less watering. Placing your plants in a tray with pebbles or
marbles will allow you to add humidity to the plants. when you purchase your
fern, it's a good idea to check to make sure the plant is not pot bound. Roots
around the edge of the pot are a sure sign of being pot bound. If that's the
case, replant the fern in a slightly larger pot so it has room to grow. After
that check the plant every six months or so to make sure it's not pot bound
again. If a plant starts to look puny, check to make sure the plant is not pot
bound or over watered. brown fronds (fern leaves) can also be a sign of over
watering. we should not finish our discussion of ferns as indoor plants without
talking about what kinds of plants to grow. Some of the more common and
forgiving ferns are maidenhair,Boston fern,Staghorn fern (Spectacular look but a
little more challenging). Rabbits foot fern is a fun fern with little fuzzy feet
which ramble around the bottom of the plant. Hares foot fern and Bears foot
ferns are larger variations of the rabbits foot fern. Another nice fern is the
crocodile fern which is easy to grow and likes a high light window. There are
many other ferns and they all have botanical names which have not been given
here in an effort to make growing and talking about ferns as simple as possible.
For more information on growing plants indoors go to If you come away with nothing else, know
that ferns are fun easy and a good choice for the beginner or the seasoned
gardener About the Author Charles Wolfram is a long time home gardener. As the
assistant Manager of a large greenhouse and plant nursery he was responsible for
answering cusomers questions on many different plant problems and plant care. He
is a member of the National Home Gardening Club and The Hardy Fern Foundation.

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