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Impatient for Impatiens?

Fundraiser plant sale

For years, many Webster residents depended on bedding impatiens (Impatiens walleriana) to brighten up the dark areas of our heavily shaded gardens. It was no-brainer gardening with guaranteed success. Grab a couple of flats at the nursery, pop them in the ground and suddenly those drab areas welcomed us with vibrant color. But then several years ago, Impatiens Downy Mildew crept into our yards and shriveled our plants into piles of soft mush. Spread by windborne spores or water splashing from infected plants, Downy Impatiens Mildew is a highly contagious fungus that affects all Impatiens walleriana plants. In addition, the...

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