Nancy Brachey

August 8, 2008 12:00 AM

Ray blight has a grip on mums

Q. I have some small chrysanthemums in my flower garden that are doing strange things. They actually bloomed in June with small flowers and have continued to grow more small buds. But recently, just as the buds start to open, the edges of the flowers turn brown and then wither. The plants are loaded with little buds. I would love to have even half of them come to full flower. (I have amended my very cement-hard clay soil somewhat by side dressing and water every other day.

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