Black Leaf Spot Fungus Treatment on Bauhinia Kockiana - Part 2

(This is the continuation from Part 1)

The leaf spots on the Bauhinia kockiana vine are black and hence I call it black leaf spot. Fungi may appear as black dots in the spots, either in rings or in a central cluster. Over time, the spots may combine or enlarge to form blotches.

Black Leaf Spot Fungus Treatment on Bauhinia Kockiana

I've written in the past an article on the Bauhinia kockiana where I expressed my frustration in growing this plant. It's as if no matter what I did, the Bauhinia kockiana plant would have black spots on its leave that look like burn marks.

These spots seem to grow on the surface of the leaf. The areas on the black spot are paper thin and turn crispy. These spots do not disintegrate in that they create holes on the leaves. But they seem to burn the leaves.

Beware: Cheap Cow Manure May Have More in It

After taking home the two and half bags of cheap cow manure fertilizer from UPLB, we immediately unloaded them and readied one of the sacks to be used on the next day.

The soil of one of the wall-mounted garden pots seem to have shrunk over time. The roots of the Mandevilla vines in the garden pot were already showing. So I thought this would be the best time to apply the newly purchased cow manure.

Dispensing Spoon for Garden Chemicals - DIY

At one point in our gardening lives, we eventually may need to use garden chemicals. And there are many.

There are pesticides (insecticides, fungicides), herbicides (weedkillers) and all kinds of fertilizers. These garden chemicals, oftentimes inorganic, are typically in powdered form.

Cheap Cow Manure Direct from the Cow Pen

Every time we visit our daughter's university campus at UPLB, we always try to maximize our trip. Being avid gardeners, we would pick up free cow manure from the Animal Husbandry to be used as organic fertilizer.

We shoveled cow manure in a covered cow stable. Whether it's the rainy or the dry season wouldn't matter much because, for as long as the cow manure is dry, it will remain that way because the stable protects it from the rain.

Los Banos Flower and Garden Show - April 2016 - Part 2

(This is the continuation from Part 1)

Why We Don't Buy Many Plants

As far as I know, there have only been a few Flower and Garden shows that DH and I have not attended since my daughter started her studies in the university.

Each year, there would be beautiful flowering plants on display. The variety of the available garden plants for sale is impressive. That's why many buyers would keep coming back year after year. Apparently, with brisk sales, plant sellers have been coming back too.

Los Banos Flower and Garden Show - April 2016

It's summer (or the start of the hot season). It's vacation time for most students, some schools have closed while others have just recently held their graduation ceremonies. It's start of the summer vacation and you can be sure many would be going to resorts.

To avoid the crowd that troop during the weekends, we opted to attend the first day of the the Los Banos Flower and Garden Show. Traffic on a Friday morning wouldn't be as bad as compared to a Saturday morning.