> I think he killed Hansa, I really do!
> Hansa is in her 3rd year here in Hades and was looking wonderful and I was
> looking forward to some nice fat hips this year. While I was in the
> shower, he snuck outside and spread "Weed-n-Feed" all over the lawn!!!
> This was on Friday (May 2nd) and Hansa was just fine on Sunday (May 4th).
> Today, (May 5th), I went to check on her and discovered that ALL the
> leaves are curling up and dying! We had a bunch of the usual Hillbilly
> acid rain all weekend. I figure, the rain has soaked the poison down to
> the roots of HANSA and she is croaking! I am very angry and Dan will stay
> in the doghouse until someone can help me figure out a way to save Hansa!
> Instead of his usual 5 course dinner, I gave Dan a bowl of Science Diet
> and for Dessert, a cup of IAMS! He needs your help in saving Hansa from
> his evil deed! He promises to do whatever you guy's advise! If Hansa
> croaks, I am getting him a collar and a neutering!
Sorry to hear about your Hansa rose. "Weed and Feed" is definitely a
no-no in lawns near roses as the rose roots can pick up the 2,4-D
herbicide in this product. I have seen plenty of "accidents". Hopefully
the rose will survive but it will take at least a couple of years to
recover from the herbicide.
In the meantime keep Dan in the doghouse, feed him regularly the food
that you mentioned and take him out for some excercise but don't let him
pee on the roses as that will be another story on the dangers of rose
Baldo Villegas (Bugman), Entomologist/ARS Consulting Rosarian
Home Page: http://www.concentric.net/~bugman/