Love of gardening is a seed
that once sown never dies.
- Gertrude Jekyll
We are a group of passionate gardeners in and around Berks County, Pennsylvania, who enjoy learning and sharing. Join us at our meetings, attend one of our special interest groups, or come with us on one of our excursions.
If you enjoy plant swaps, educational speakers, and visiting gardens with kindred spirits, then why not join us?
ATTN: All who work with greenhouses, garden centers, grounds maintenance companies, etc.
I have been informed by the PA Dept. of Ag. impatiens downy mildew (Plasmopara obducens) has been observed on plants in retail establishments in the northeastern, southwestern, and southeastern regions of PA.
This is the plant pathogen that caused major losses of impatiens in 2012. A good site for information is on the Michigan State University website: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/how_to_manage_impatiens_downy_mildew_in_the_landscape/