centers of flowers turn brown--counting leaves
Hello, Linda, Forum Members,
The centers of a couple of blooms that were beginning to get old turned brown, the center petals on the flowers died. Is this normal for when a flower is done, or is it a sign of thrips?
( I found a website, ag.auburn.edu/hort
that has info on AV troubleshooting. But could not find answer.)
On Rob's Violets website blog, he stated plants don't need more than 15 leaves. More than that, remove them.
I wonder if folks have an opinion, or maybe, that was just for show plants. I think the context was as a way to encourage blooms.
Linda WL informs us that there is a ratio of plant growth to number of leaves. I take it, leaves supply the nourishment, they ARE the engine for the plant. Linda usually cautions against removing too many leaves.
I am not in the habit of counting leaves, and don't intend to
start. That might be ok for someone in the business, but not for a casual grower. What could be the theory behind that?
This post was edited by fortyseven on Sun, Mar 9, 14 at 15:13