We need some help. Today we trudged to the back of our property with our weed buckets in hand to get busy on the overgrowth of choking, hacking, coughing weeds.
Who needs the Swine Flu when you have this amount of weeds? It does take a rocket scientist to figure out how rapidly all the bad stuff takes over the good. Dear me!
It has rained a lot lately and the weeds know it. Makes them easy to pop out of the ground though; kind of like those annoyingly-temptative bubble wrap packing rolls. You can't pop just one. It soothes our compulsive compulsions. No wonder gardening is such good therapy for our mental and emotional states.
Here, get rid of the urge: Virtual Bubble Wrap.
Anyhoo, I noticed, as I neared, that my mayhaw trees weren't wearing their lovely Red Hat Society apparel. What had happened?
Only a few days ago they were peeking out of the green foliage---little red cardinals happily nodding their red crests.
As I strolled up to them, my worries were realized.
Except for a few, they are all browning and bristling. Totally abnormal. It isn't a very big crop (our trees don't seem to want to produce this year), but it's my small crop and I want it to succeed.
Does anyone know what is causing this? Does anyone know what can be done about it?
I'm afraid this year's harvest is snuff. We've been given the one sheet of bubble wrap that has already been popped and we're feeling kind of depleted.