Black Eyed Susan leaves
For several years the leaves on my Black Eyed Susans have gotten spots and then dried up. It doesn't seem to impact the flower blossoms. Last fall I removed most of flowers (Black Eyed Susans and others) from the garden thinking they might need more airflow. This spring I put new hardwood mulch down. I continue to have this problem with the Black Eyed Susans I have left. I'm wondering if I should remove them all and start over. If I do this, do you think something needs to be done to the soil, or will removing the plants and putting in new ones solve the problem? Thanks!
Hennepin County Minnesota
Thanks for your quick response Sue!
Since I have cleaned my garden out the last several years and the plants are watered by drip line, I think it's time to pull them. This garden is in front of the house, (not really keen on the idea of planting things in front so the leaves can't be seen) so I think I'll move the flowers to a wild area in our backyard because the blooms are still beautiful.
So from what the article says, it seems that I won't need to do anything special to the soil when I plant there again. I'll probably just stay away from Black Eyed Susans in that area. Does that make sense to you?