guidance so I called a friend and master gardener for her help. She was very informative and a lot was accomplished. One of the most alarming bits of information she shared was the downey mildew warning this year with the incoming Impatiens! (and this applies to everyone across the U.S.) The large nurseries are shipping mildewed goods to our local nurseries and if planted in the ground, it is possible that all of the Impatiens will die along with other plants that they might come in contact with.
This is Gracie's garden (named for our little grandaughter)
This will be the 8th year of planting all Impatiens! Now,
I am not sure what to do. It is self-contained, but
6 flats of Impatiens is what it takes and my fear is
the downy mildew warning may kill all of the impatiens
and surounding plants. What to do? How do you know the
impatiens that you buy has the mildew. . .
This semi shaded area of our side garden is in full
bloom with impatiens about mid-July.
Has anyone else heard of downy mildew so far this season?