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normal shedding or problem?

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    Default normal shedding or problem?

    is there a way to tell the difference between flowers and leaves falling off due to a normal cycle verses there being a problem with the dend?

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    If the canes are still green and the roots are white...no worries. If you have bad roots or if the canes are squishy and brown....you have a problem. IMHO
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    Hi, Nicki. I agree with Connie. Also, the oldest flowers typically fall first. The older drying flowers are toward the top of the photo. The healthy flowers retain their color.

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    Brown spots on the flower petals can mean botrytis.

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    I also agree.

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    ok so i think it's normal then. which is good to know .the flowers came off a while ago. then the stalk dried up and i trimmed it back to an inch. now the leaves on that one are turning yellow.

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