Wondering if anyone has insight into why my formerly lovely, purchased-in-June Daphne is ailing. Like most of the northeast, we have had an exceptionally wet summer … but my soil is extremely sandy (see username) … actually more like the texture of Nestle Quik unless deeply amended, so I can’t image there is any real rot underground. Anyway, I planted the Daphne ‘carol mackie’ at the very edge of a tree canopy, as recommended at the nursery … it gets dappled shade, and seemed thrilled to be there, between two areas of lamb’s ears, for almost two months.
Now its leaves are turning brown up and down the foot-high stems … I’m worried I could be losing her! Any suggestions/insights?
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Welcome! I’m Margaret Roach, a leading garden writer for 25 years—at ‘Martha Stewart Living,’ ‘Newsday,’ and in three books. I host a public-radio podcast; I also lecture, plus hold tours at my 2.3-acre Hudson Valley (NY) Zone 5B garden, and always say no to chemicals and yes to great plants.