nature hates me
What is going ON in my garden?
First, something is eating JUST the new buds/blooms on my pansies. I don't see slug trails... and there seems to be no other damage to the plant, no other bites out of it that I can see.
Second, I planted two little helleborus in a semi-shady spot, and something knocked off and then I think ate or made off with ALL of the little fronds right from the base of the plant! What would DO that?
Finally, I seem to be having to douse my greens (lettuce, chard, etc. with gallons of insecticidal soap or it gets all stippled with some kind of teeny tiny bugs -- little yellow stipples on all of the leaves, and poor growth.
I've got powdery mildew on half of my plants, my roses are all defoliating, my garden phlox are all sad and yellowed and thin... I feel like giving up when I look out there... seriously, what gives?