Spring Garden Tips


Last spring the buds on my peonies swelled up but turned brown and dried up before the flowers emerged. This has never happened before. How can I prevent this?


Botrytis blight is a common fungus disease on peonies. The disease can cause the flower buds to turn brown and fail to open. You may also find purple-black spotting on the leaves and stems. Remove infected buds and leaves as they appear. Fall clean up and a little cooperation from nature (drier spring weather) is usually enough to keep this disease under control.

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