See that empty spot? That's where my impatiens used to be.
They are all shriveling and disappearing at an alarming rate.
I've still got a few left but they are also starting to show signs of the dreaded downy mildew that has been devastating impatiens in the US for a few years now. I had no idea. I haven't planted any in ages so I was surprised when these usually reliable garden staples just suddenly collapsed and died. So sad.
I've been replacing them with geraniums and zinnia. They seem to be doing well.
They say begonias are also a good choice for a replacement plant. They are immune to the blight.
Oh a happier note, we are getting nice little harvests from the garden The Mister is tending at his mom's.
Kale and chard sauteed in garlic and crushed red peppers is my idea of a good time.
PS: Thanks for putting in all your two cents yesterday. I am very happy to know I am not the only one who turns into a clean freak when visitors come a-knockin'!