When is it safe to have wet leaves?
I see all these lovely pictures of water droplets on shapely hosta leaves, and I'm wondering about it.
When is it SAFE to let water get on the leaves? Can the leaves be washed off if they are dirty or have tree droppings or bird droppings on them? And is the rain okay as well?
I spent about 2 hours today in the heat, sweat running like rain down my face, salty sweat in my eyes so bad I could not see what I was doing. All to make sure I did not get the hosta leaves WET.
And it is because I'm afraid of the foliar nematodes. How is it that other folks can water their plants, cool down the leaves or whatever, and not worry about the foliar nems?
I am not talking about overhead irrigation, just letting water splash a bit as it will do despite best efforts.
Must I clean every leaf with a soft artist brush? Or can I in the mornings when need be give them a nice little bath?
I love the look of water droplets on flowers and leaves.