Re: Dying Gardenia

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Posted by Newt on April 15, 2003 at 17:18:35:

In Reply to: Re: Dying Gardenia posted by Newt on April 14, 2003 at 22:34:06:

: : hi, my gardenia is turning yellow and it seems to be drying up. i don't know what brand of fertilizer to use, but i know it has to be an acid fertilizer. can you help me? tks

: Hi Flavia,

: Is this a houseplant or is it in the ground?

: Newt


There could be several reasons, some of which could be drought (not being watered enough when first planted), root rot, deficiencies in the soil, etc.

I wouldn't suggest using a fertilizer until you find out why the plant is failing. You could do a soil test too. Take a look at this site. Click on 'Broadleafed Shrubs' on the left and look first at the leaves. There are several possibilities. If there are any words that you don't understand, go to

http://glossary.gardenweb.com/glossary/

or

www.dictionary.com for an explanation.

Here's the site to try and diagnose what is wrong.
http://www.agnr.umd.edu/users/hgic/diagn/

Hope this helps,
Newt

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