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Tuesday - June 16, 2009

From: Fredonia, KS
Region: Midwest
Topic: Best of Smarty, Diseases and Disorders
Title: Leaves turning brown in Fredonia KS
Answered by: Barbara Medford

QUESTION:

Leaves turning brown.

ANSWER:

Was this meant to be a question? Or maybe just a general commentary on how things are going in the garden? We will need more information before we can give you any information. What plants are turning brown, where are they located (sun, shade), how much they are being watered, etc., etc. Mr. Smarty Plants is good, but he's not psychic.

 

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