The Brunswick beacon. (Shallotte, N.C.) 19??-current, September 30, 1993, Page PAGE 3-B, Image 19
Spray Fungicides At Correct Times Dear Plant Doctor: My rhodo dendrons suffer form recurrent "brown spot." I aggressively spray them in the spring with a combina tion of Volck oil and daconil. This was applied at two-week intervals for a total of three applications. However, I can already see brown spots returning this fall. I have tried removing and dispos ing off infected leaves before spray ing but to no avail. A yard specialist told me the plants have a virus and would always get "brown spot" and 1 should simply dig and dump all my rhodies! I love my rhododendrons and look forward to your thoughtful ad vice. ? Southern Pines, N.C. Answer: Rhododendron are sus ceptible to a host of leaf spot dis eases and I cannot identify the prob lem without seeing diseased plant. However, I suspect your problem can be easily remedied by proper spray timing and application. In gen eral, fungicide sprays only protect plants for two or three weeks fol lowing treatment. Spray applications in the spring only protect foliage for diseases present in the spring. Each flush of growth must be sprayed in order to protect those leaves from fungal infection. Hot temperatures and high humidity of August have lead to a multitude of foliage dis eases this fall. Severe foliage disease problems can weaken plants before winter dormancy. In order for a plant disease to de velop you must have the disease pathogen, a susceptible plant host and favorable environmental condi tions. Fungicides work because they protect the plant from fungal infec tion. Fungicides are not curative. Daconil 2787 is ?n excellent fungi cide for leaf spot but you should ro tate application with other fungi cides (ie. Geary's 3336, Bayleton or Chipco 26019). Continue to remove infected leaves before spraying and periodically change the mulch under your plants to reduce the available pathogen inoculum. Two common leaf diseases that often occur in your area during the Winnabow VFW Serves Barbecue Winnabow Volunteer Fire Depart ment will serve barbecue on Satur day, Oct. 2, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Plates will include pork barbecue, potato salad, cole slaw and hush puppies. Cost will be S3 or $4.50 for a "super plate." The department is on Governor's Roadd off U.S. 17 in Winnabow. THE PLANT DOCTOR C. BRUCE WILLIAMS Extension Arta Turf Specialist summer are Colleiotrichum and Cylindroclaciium leaf spot. Contact the local N.C. Cooperative Exten sion office in Carthage and they will assist you in diagnosing your partic ular disease problem. Dear Plant Doctor: I have a tree type peony and it does not bloom. This plant bloomed beautifully im mediately following its planting (about seven years ago). The flower buds start out full but never seem to properly develop. I am thinking about moving it to another location and want to provide the plant with a proper soil mix. I al so want to know the best time to move the plant and any other impor tant information. Thank you for your advice. ? Bolivia, N.C. Answer: The tree peony (Paeon ia suffruticosa ) is a shrub that exists in a multitude of horticultural forms and types. Most tree peonies are grafted and I suspect that your plant many have "lost" the grafted portion due to disease, insects or a past cold winter. If the graft is still present, then blooming is surely inhibited by the acid soil in your area. Tree peonies love alkaline soil and a soil pH ap proaching 7 is nearly ideal. The av erage soil pH in your area is great for Venus Fly trap plants (pH 4) but is 1,000 times more acidic than is desirable for the tree peony. Get a soil sampling kit from the Arts & Crafts Shop The Gingerbread Jiouse ? Over 70 Crafters ? Gourmet Fudge Holden Beach Road 'A mile from Wal-Mart Shallotte ? 754-8979 9905 Beach Drive SW 500 ft. east of stoplight g Calabash ? 579-8485 , aS IN-HOME % Therapeutic, professional massage given in the privacy of your own home or mine, for your convenience. Please call and make your appointment today. (919) 754-7705 ?1 993 THE BRUNSWICK BEACON C Vance Connection is offering Line Dance Lessons (6-week session) I Begins Thurs., Oct. 7 ? 6:30 to 7:30 PM Bob Mullinax-lnstructor from Cowboys CALL NOW TO REGISTER 754-8884 or 754-2457 Located in the pink building Sellers St. (Behind Resort Plaza) ? Shallotte l\ BAR-B-QUE #2 ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BUFFET Beef ? Pork ? Barbecue Chicken With Fixings & Family Entertainment Open Friday & Saturday Nites 5-9 pm i I . Lk I 1 FREE PITCHER OF 1 I TEA' WITH COUPON I I *With Purchase of 2 Bar-B-Que Buffet Dinners. I GOOD THRU OCT. 2 Located on Russtown Rd. ? Take 904 at Grissettown Caution Light (toward Tabor City) 1 % miles off Hwy. 17, 2nd Right ? VA miles on right 287-3505 N.C. Cooperative Extension office and get your soil tested. The most important single gardening task is to properly adjust the pH of the soil. After the recommended amount of dolomitic limestone has been added to the soil, thoroughly incorporate into the soil two to three cups of a high phosphorus fertilizer (like bonemeal or 0-20-0) per 1(X) square feet. Dig and move your plant in October or November and mulch heavily around the base of the stems during the first winter. Good luck! Send your gardening questions and comments to The Plant Doctor, P.O. Box 1()9, Bolivia, N.C. 2H422. College Is Offering Sign Language Class Brunswick Community College is offering an intermediate class in American Sign Language starting this week at the main campus in Supply. Jean Kaczynski, a board certified teacher, will be the instructor. The class will meet every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The class is a continuation of the beginners' sign language course taught during the summer quarter. The cost of the eight-week course is $50 per person based on a minimum of 1 2 students. To register, call BCC's continuing education department at 754-6922. Riek Yard Selected PHOTO CONTRIBUTED Mr. and Mrs. Vinnie Riek have been chosen for September yard of the month honors at Sea Trail Plantation in Sunset Beach. They have a variety of palm trees with colorful begonias for accent in their planting islands, which set off their spacious home. New Legion Post Chartered; Officers Sworn The Calabash American Legion Post 503 recently re ceived its permanent charter during a special 9th District meeting held at the Calabash VFW Post. Presenting the charter was Department of North Carolina Commander Garnett G. Shropshire of Raleigh. During the meeting, Shropshire administered the oath of office to the newly elected officers of Calabash Post 503. 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