Garden Plants and Their Problems
Gardenia  
Whiteflies Pale-green ovals on under- Spray with DDT, or para-
  side of leaves, white thion.
  ""moths,"" much sooty  
  mold; very common.  
Soft scale Plants weakened, stunted; Summer oil spray, Volck.
  sooty mold.  
Mealybugs White cottony ovals; oc- Summer oil spray, Volck.
  casional.  
Fuller rose Notches eaten from leaf Spray with DDT.
beetle margins.  
Geranium
Whiteflies Leaves turn yellow, drop. DDT spray or dust.
Cyclamen, Young leaves curled, ap- See cyclamen.
broad mites pear scorched.  
Mealybugs See Fuchsia.  
Botrytis blight Gray mold when plants too Avoid overhead watering;
  moist. remove diseased parts.
Oedema Swelling in leaves from Water with caution.
  over-watering.  
Gladiolus
Gladiolus thrips Leaves silvered, flowers Spray or dust with DDT;
  streaked, deformed. dust corms with DDT in
    fall.
Yellows Wilt, important in Middle Choose resistant varieties.
  West.  
Botrytis and More important in South Spray with Dithane or Par-
Curvularia and in Northwest. zate.
flower blights
Corm rots, scab Lesions on corms, spots on Dust corms with Arasan;
  leaves. discard rotted corms.
GoLDENGLOW
Goldenglow Red lice on stems. Spray with nicotine-soap or
aphid   any contact insecticide.
Gooseberry
See Currant Alternate host for white  
  pine blister rust.  



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