Of the flowers I bought or planted this year, I do have some success stories. There are many signs of life around the garden with various narcissus…there were seeds everywhere, and many of them seem to have decided to flourish. The Gypsy Rose keeps putting out lovely, small blooms, as does the White Bacoba. But the Browellia has not kept up its end of the bargain. There are some flowers, sure, but there has been the incident with the squirrel or other pestilent creature, and there have been other wilting incidents.
The one I tried to use in my failed Tipsy Pots experiment is still straight-up and blooming, but it is sporting this weird black-and-purple nastiness on its leaves that I cannot figure out. How can it already be diseased, when I just planted it a month ago?
After a fruitless search on the Internet, I have to turn to you, faithful commenters. Any ideas? Should I give up on the Browellia and move on to another type of flower?