Posted by Mike on June 17, 2003 at 22:42:46:
In Reply to: Gardenia bush-yellowing leaves posted by Janet Buffer on June 09, 2003 at 16:41:34:
Leaves turn color when a substantial change in the plants environment. The heavy rainfall caused the leaves to turn yellow. The roots were so flooded that they could not transport water above to the foliage, consequentially, the leaves could not transport energy to the roots because they were flooded. Yellowing leaves is also caused by lack of nitrogen but this isnt the problem because you've been fertilizing the right way! Good work.
: My gardenia became very, very wet due to 3 days of rain. The bush was in standing water. I put the bush in a pot that drains and the soil is drying out some but, the leaves are now turning yellow. What should I do? How dry should I let the bush get. I have fertilized with Miracid? Should I be using a different fertilizer? Please help, I don't want to kill the bush.