Lilies forum: Lily bud damage - Any ideas?

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Name: Julia
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JuliaNY
Jul 19, 2012 2:27 PM CST
I noticed this morning that 2 lily buds on two of my plants has damage to it. Do you think the JP's did this or perhaps grasshoppers?

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None of my other lilies have this damage. The buds are too far up the stalk for rabbits nibbling.
Julia
Upstate NY
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BUGGYCRAZY
Jul 19, 2012 11:02 PM CST
Earwigs (aka devil's spawn) do that here.
Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Jul 20, 2012 7:36 AM CST

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I hate earwigs. I never figure out exactly what draws them to lilies. They like dark, wet quarters. I would think the smell would chase them out of orientals and trumpets, but no....

Does anything eat earwigs. Seems to me not, but then who knows. Whatever eats them must get a larger appetite.
Tracey
Name: Julia
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JuliaNY
Jul 20, 2012 11:46 AM CST
I wouldn't have thought earwigs given our dry conditions up until today. Finally some rain.
The lily that got damaged looks to be Tiger Edition which is an oriental.... I think.

Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6
Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Jul 21, 2012 9:16 AM CST

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I still have earwigs all over, I think the damp dark is what they are desperate for this year, when we are in a severe drought. The only numbers I see of bug populations that are a bit of a decrease are the Japanese Beetles. The earwigs are still around.
Tracey
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Moby
Jul 21, 2012 10:31 AM CST
Must be that the Japs all went to Iowa. Went on a garden tour there and a couple of the gardens were just loaded. Have you seen this? Gross! http://garden.org/ideas/view/LarryR/882/Beating-the-Beetles/
Where are we going, and why am I in this hand-basket?
Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
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JuliaNY
Jul 21, 2012 5:55 PM CST
[quote="Moby"]Must be that the Japs all went to Iowa. Went on a garden tour there and a couple of the gardens were just loaded. Have you seen this? Gross! ]http://garden.org/ideas/view/LarryR/882/Beating-the-Beetles/...

Yes, I saw that. We too had less JP's than previous years.
Julia
Upstate NY
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BUGGYCRAZY
Jul 22, 2012 11:33 PM CST
There are far more Devil's Spawn (earwigs) here in the harsher and dryer climate of Spokane than in the milder and wetter Oregon. Perhaps it is so wet there they drown!
Chickens eat earwigs, chickens eat just about anything, and are real good mouse killers and dispose of the bodies better than cats. Ducks may eat them too but those I had in oregon and they were busy with the hordes of slugs.
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gwhizz
Jul 23, 2012 3:59 AM CST
Run for your lives!! killer chickens!!!!- No seriously, the chickens killing mice, makes a lot of sense, when it comes to explaining my friends place, [with no cats] but about 50 chickens Thumbs up I just have 'large parrots',, they eat nothing from the 'pest garden'- except weeds Thumbs up
lily freaks are not geeks!

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