To post photos: When you are here typing in a reply,
1) Click the "More Reply Options" button, lower right.
2) A window opens that lets you
3) "Browse" for the photo file,
4) "Attach This File" it to upload it,
5) then set your cursor in your message where you want it added and "Add to Post".
(There are some nuances, such as smaller photos load more quickly, and how much resolution is enough, if you downsize a photo to post it.... Steven has a step by step how to post photos here.)
That looks like "it", Priscilla. The very red new growth that usually only happens in the cold spring, the bunching, witch's brooming, bits dying...
We hope everyone knows about the great option now when trying to see if we have a given plant or problem, to use a Search engine clicked to "images" to type in a plant scientific name, plant disease name or even the symptoms. Man, compared to the hours of book-searching we used to have to do...
We'll check with Tollgate farm manager Roy Prentice to see what the word is on using miticide there -- if anyone has noted results, or there's any way to track that. What we've heard and read so far says that it's not an effective control. But as with all things that are relatively new "in the field" we are the ones taking the recommendations from scientists and figuring out what really works and doesn't.
(I should also go start another topic to discuss/groan about all the new pests -- insects, mites, fungi, bacteria, viruses -- that we have to deal with since the continent and the world opened up. Interstate highways, in-a-day international transfer of live plants, free trade, huge volume of goods crossing borders so that they can't all be inspected... all accelerating the spread of foreign species. Given all this and lining it up against advances in plant material and tools, would Grandma and Grampa of pre-WWII gardening time think today's garden world better or worse?)