Monday, April 13, 2009

Common Spring Disease - Ova Paschalis

Nan over at Hayfield has an excellent post here about this seemingly common disease that has popped up again this spring. I am sure if you look around your neighborhood at this time of year you will see signs of this malady. As you can see we have a small infestation here in the pots on our front porch. You can see the colorful egg-like spores in our flower pots.
I am not certain but I think we can attribute the spread of this disease, at least in my garden, by the unassuming bunny that parks its self on the bench on my front porch. I am keeping a keen eye on him. I would love to actually see him in the act of spreading these ova in the garden. Are you having the same trouble in your garden? Be sure to read Nan's post for full details.
The best thing to do is to clean out these spores as soon as possible or you may find them anyplace in your garden. Have a great week everyone. Thank you Nan for keeping us up to date on this disease.

25 comments:

kerstins blogg said...

Fina bilder

Gail said...

It does cause colorful large spots that may be too disfiguring to the plants for some gredeners! gail

Pam/Digging said...

That's a very cheerful Easter display. I wouldn't change a thing for another week!

Roses and Lilacs said...

It's a wonderful disease and I wish some bunny had spread it here. Or perhaps he did and the dog stole the evidence.
Marnie

Nan Ondra said...

Good heavens - it affects container plantings too? It's more serious than I thought. Thank you for contributing this photographic evidence of yet another infective type. Perhaps we should name it Ova paschalis var. greenbowensis?

Bren said...

I LOVE IT!!!! !I seem to have this colorful illness too.

cyndy said...

Oh! I have some of that OVA here!

Your flowers are gorgeous...and the crabapple blooms against the blue sky!! Lovely!! ...your blog is a breath of springtime Lisa!

beckie said...

Love your spring flower display-even with the Ova Paschalis. And of course the bunny is just too cute!

Rose said...

I love all your spring flowers, Lisa! I haven't noticed any infestations here, but Sophie did manage to find one ova spora in the yard. I'm still trying to figure that one out--it's got me actually believing in the Easter Bunny!

Toni said...

I would not mind that disease in my pots. Do you really have live plants blooming now. oh how I long for warmer days.

Kerri said...

Now what have those waskely wabbits been up to? Spreading the dreaded ova paschalis, eh?
I hope you'll have it all cleaned up soon. Perhaps some little kiddies would be glad to help out :)
I hope you had a wonderful Easter, Lisa, in spite of the pesky wabbits.

Chandramouli S said...

Wow, you're Spring flowers are such a riot! The spores make it worse! :P Hope you had a great weekend!

Meems said...

Very cheery ova paschalis you have, my dear. Funny I find them (the plastic ones) in my garden throughout the year... never fails a few get left behind. Glad your Easter was great.
Meems @ Hoe and Shovel

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Priceless. Some of my potted plants have it too.

verobirdie said...

Cute! Wish this disease had reached my garden too.

Annie in Austin said...

Lisa, here's a funny thing... we saw that Ova paschalis all over the place in Illinois, but have seldom run across it here in Austin. There must be a logical explanation as to why!

Hope no one ate the ears off your chocolate bunny ;-]

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Jayne said...

Tee hee hee Lisa... looks like he was busy in your yard. :c)

Jamie and Randy said...

What a cute post! No sign of the disease in our garden this year. :-(

Joe said...

Hi Lisa

Hmm... interesting posting here. I haven't heard of this myself. I think our old cherry tree may have been diseased, which is why we had it taken down.

Cicero Sings said...

It does not look like too onerous of a disease ... looks like it may even lead to gales of giggles instead of wails of pain.

Susan said...

That was very cute. It seems we had the same problem here and we set about collecting them to try and stop the spread. Strange how it happens every year at this time.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I don't trust that rabbit, it looks like he's up to something!

SandyCarlson said...

I love that! Thanks for making me smile.

D'Rimba said...

I love nature.......

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa.....how strange we have that here.......Poppi and Riley appear to have sorted it out though.......perhaps you should have them at your place next year!!!