Brugmansia and Dog Pee ?
Two years ago, I bought a house in the San Francisco Bay Area, with very neglected gardens. The house came with two scraggly brugmansias. Since Under my care, they have improved in health.
In the past few months, the neighbors on the other side of the fence (directly behind the brugmansia) have gotten two large German shepherds that never leave a small enclosed area. The dogs live their entire lives in a tiny dirt plot.
And recently, my brugmansia is looking terrible. Is this something seasonal (we haven't had any rain since spring)? Or is the fact that my garden backs up to a canine latrine somehow to blame?
I really pity these animals. They have no lives. They bark and howl all day and all night. Their pen is filthy. It's really pathetic. (And yes, I've contacted animal control because of the 24 hour barking.)
Am I going to have to give up on this plant?