With one short year of gardening experience, I also quickly learned that it is not always pretty around the garden, and that perspective is still the hard part for me to deal with.
Like what I found on my new Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia) leaves... I caught two of these in the act! I used two sticks to grab these two big guys off before they could nibble away all the leaves.
What is this?? Except eating the leaves, do they do any other harms to the plants?
Ugh! The below one really grossed me off!!! These are two leaves I took off from my Lantana. There are more of these ugly leaves on the same plant.
My fellow gardeners, please help me to identify this pest, and what should I do with it to save my lantana?
I experienced the same thing last year with the lantana planted in the same spot. I sprayed with fungicide, and seems did not do much good. The plant stopped blooming all the sudden. When this plant regrow its leaves after this past winter's freeze, I was glad that new leaves looked healthy, and it even quickly bloomed. I thought the freeze might have killed whatever that has bothered it. I guess I laughed too early, now the same nightmare came back again!
Ok, enough of the ugliness. I need some beauty to help me calm down... Here are some of flowers currently blooming in my garden.
Rose corner is still going strong although some leaves have started some black spots. It seems not impacting the blooms though...
|Peace (with color variation)|
Desert rose (Adenium Obesum) is blooming its heart out! Some cluster contains more than 20 flowers, which made the branch so heavy that it bended down.
|Desert Rose (Adenium Obesum )|
New addition to the garden... Love the purple leaves and white flower combination.
|Charmed Wine Oxalis|
Ok, now I need to go back to think about how to get rid of those ugliness shown in the beginning...