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Q: Spraying grass killer accidentally on roses thinking it was fertilizer ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Spraying grass killer accidentally on roses thinking it was fertilizer
Category: Family and Home > Gardening
Asked by: ladylaw-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 29 Aug 2006 13:33 PDT
Expires: 28 Sep 2006 13:33 PDT
Question ID: 760570
A week ago I was using my spray bottle fertilizer and it was becoming
difficult to pump. I went and pulled out of the cabinet what I thought
was fertilizer and poured from the near empty bottle into the full
bottle and continued spraying my roses. The next day I went to visit
my roses and all the leaves were brown and curling. I went and knew
exactly what I did and confirmed I had sprayed them with the mixture
of alot of grass killer and a little of fertilizer.I took off all of
the leaves, watered heavily for two days, then fertilized. I am hoping
I do not lose the roses. Does anyone else have any other suggestion?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Spraying grass killer accidentally on roses thinking it was fertilizer
From: myoarin-ga on 29 Aug 2006 14:13 PDT
How very unfortunate!  And the two products were probably from the
same company with very much the same style packaging.

I suggest you call the maker of the grass killer and ask.
There are weed killers that can be used on lawns and death to anything
green compounds, which sounds like a "grass killer."

Here is a website that might be able to help.  If you scroll down to
the bottom of the page there is a phone number.

You could also call the American Rose Society:

If you tell us the name of the weed killer and the active ingredients,
maybe someone can find out how they affect plants, but I think your
best bet is to call the Rose Society and the maker.

Good luck.

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