Question From: K. Hull - IOWA
Q: I have some baby's breath in my flower garden. it was growing just fine, and now it is dying from the bottom up. I don't think it is from under watering, as we have had lots of rain this year (almost too much). There are other plants in this garden that are doing OK. However a year ago, the same thing happened to my yarrow. Any suggestions??? This flower garden is NOT prolific - i am always disappointed that my plant do not flourish or grow much from year to year. Only my Sedum seems to grow and flourish! THANK YOU for any help you can give. I am NOT an expert gardener - pretty new to this.
A couple of things come to mind. Both baby's breath and yarrow do best in lean fast draining soil. Think sandy soil. Soggy wet soil and too much fertilizer with spell death to these plants. Think about taking the Master Gardener course. It will give you a good base to become a succussful gardener. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.