Downy mildew destroys local impatiens
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GalleriesDowny mildew impacts impatiens
Impatiens have always been among the easiest bedding and container plants to grow in the Northeast. We gave them some shade and some water, and they took care of themselves, rewarding us with colorful flowers all summer long.
Unfortunately, that hasn't been the case this year, and it looks like it won't be next year, or for the foreseeable future.
All over the region, gardeners have...