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An Attack of the Munchies ... From muntjacs to caterpillars

It has got to the time of the year where things seems to slip out of balance just for a while and pests prevail, until predator populations adjust and nature gets back into equilbrium. 380 more words


Treating Roses

Some of the roses are attacked by aphids and sawfly lavae. The situation is getting out of control. Time to apply some Ortho Total Kill Lawn & Garden Insect Killer Concentrate… 23 more words

Roses In Maine

Garden: Roses VS Aphids

When the rose randomly arrived I did some reading about general maintenance and how to have a happy rose bush –  but at that stage no one mentioned aphids. 344 more words


Grim Pickin's

At one end of my backyard are three large, old rosebushes. They grew from cuttings taken from my mother’s childhood farm more than half a century ago, and the bush from which they were taken had persevered on the hot, dusty South Dakota prairie since the 1930s. 764 more words


More Sawfly Art

Two years ago I posted this photo of a sawfly larva feeding on a black cherry (Prunus serotina) leaf on Nantucket. I suspected it was  353 more words