Beating the Beetles: Thank you for using natural ways to get rid of your garden pests!

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Beating the Beetles

By LarryR
July 16, 2012

Beetlemania reigns at Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens this month. The full force of the Japanese Beetle onslaught has hit our flower beds. Come on in, check out the damage, and see how I'm dealing with the invasion.

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Name: Benny Hill
Castle Rock, CO (Zone 5a)
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bennysplace
Jul 16, 2012 5:14 PM CST
Hi Larry, I just wanted to say how awesome I think it is that you opted to use natural remedies to attempt to eradicate these pests. This was very inspiring!
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crittergarden
Jul 16, 2012 5:45 PM CST

I agree
Hurray!
SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits. http://cubits.org/crittergarden/thread/view/73275/
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
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LarryR
Jul 17, 2012 8:43 PM CST
Thanks, benny and critter. I was relieved to discover that both the soap and the pyrethrin worked. I was even more glad that I used organics when a shift in air currents around our screen house unexpectedly blew the spray back in my face!
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
Rabbit Keeper Bee Lover Cat Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Hummingbirder
Dog Lover Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader Bulbs Echinacea Irises
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crittergarden
Jul 18, 2012 4:03 AM CST
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SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits. http://cubits.org/crittergarden/thread/view/73275/
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Foliage Fan Garden Photography Houseplants Hybridizer Organic Gardener Cat Lover
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LarryR
Jul 18, 2012 10:20 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing

Interesting that you and benny both have the same avatar. Smiling
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
Rabbit Keeper Bee Lover Cat Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Hummingbirder
Dog Lover Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader Bulbs Echinacea Irises
Image
crittergarden
Jul 18, 2012 1:40 PM CST
I think Dave handed those out recently to we who hadn't avatars.
Just little acorns, waiting to grow up....
SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits. http://cubits.org/crittergarden/thread/view/73275/

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