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and tuberous begonias during the fall. Plant hardy mums now so they will become well established prior to cool weather. Pansies, ornamental cabbage and kale can also be planted this month. Irises with leaves that are flopping over may be infested with iris borer. The borer is the larva of a clear wing moth. The eggs are laid on the foliage in the spring and the larvae move down to the crown and bore into the rhizome. Dig up infested plants and cut out the larvae and damaged tissue. Re-plant the healthy rhizomes. If you have fruit plantings in the landscape it is very important that you practice good sanitation now. Remove and dispose of all rotted or fallen fruits from trees, vines and bushes. This will help reduce the amount of disease inoculum and

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September 2013 ttimes web magazine  

Tidewater Times September 2013