When is Japanese Beetle Season Over?
By the looks of our garden, I’d say NEVER! What with these beetles?? We’ve treated, we’ve picked and drowned, picked and drowned and treated – and still they’re out there by the millions (oh, ok – maybe a FEW less). It’s exasperating!
Besides these little critters, the garden is beginning to look a little worn for wear. We need to start looking for plants that will be better season extenders. We’ve tried mums and asters – but like I’ve said before the little squirrels love them, and they’re gone….again.
Talking about squirrels. We’ve had a “newbie” on the block for the last several weeks. He’s a cute little bugger. Curious.We actually caught him several times, standing on his hind legs with his paws on the window, looking in. It looked like he was trying to watch TV or see what I was reading. He wouldn’t let us get his picture like that, though. If you look in my photos, you can see the feeders behind him. He’s been diligently examining them from every perch and angle he can manage to attempt robbery. So far, he’s been put off.
We’re still enjoying some pretty colors. Our clematis, unfortunately, have taken a real hit from what looks like black spot. But the cone flowers, black-eyed susans, baby’s rose blanket, and the “tall, purple stuff” (can’t remember the name) is still looking great. The grasses in the back, and over by our house are beautiful this year.
- 22 Aug, 2008
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