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Southwest Gardening: Texas Sage leaves turning brown

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eener
Mesa, AZ

January 8, 2012
9:39 AM

Post #8959172

Can anyone tell me why the leaves on my Texas Sage bushes are turning brown and dropping? Does this always happen in the winter? I don't remember this happening in previous years, but maybe I've forgotten :) Thanks!

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 8, 2012
10:25 AM

Post #8959214

Mine have done the same thing. They always do that; some species more than others. This year it does seem they are losing more than normal, but I don't think it is a problem. They should soon be sprouting out new leaves.
eener
Mesa, AZ

January 8, 2012
10:48 AM

Post #8959230

Thanks so much for your reply Nancy, I feel much better ... I am such a worrier about my plants .. I should really keep a journal, so I know what to expect. Happy New Year!
patrbott
Gold Canyon, AZ

January 12, 2012
6:15 PM

Post #8965414

Would like to add to this - - - about Texas Sage not looking too great right now. What about fertilizing? Any advice on that score?

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 14, 2012
5:45 PM

Post #8967912

I've lived in the Valley for 30 years and had Texas Sage all that time and I've never fertilized it. I don't think it is necessary, but that's just my opinion.

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