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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Jul 7, 2011 5:01 PM CST
That's a great looking garden!!
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Steven
Jul 7, 2011 6:28 PM CST
Thank-you! Smiling I just had to rip out 2 rather beautiful swamp milk weeds due to the fact that they are MASSIVE aphid magnets Crying
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Jul 7, 2011 6:33 PM CST
Did you try misting them with a garden hose every day? Aphids HATE to be wet...I had to quit growing Calendula for the same reason, they were magnets for those black aphids. I'm gonna give it a couple years then try again.
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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Steven
Jul 7, 2011 6:38 PM CST
No......................I knew you could blast them off with the hose but not the misting trick.....there is still one of the orange milkweeds so if it gets any aphids I will mist! There were hundreds of the bugs on the swamp milkweed last fall....you couldn't even see the stems of the plant it was so covered. Bugs don't generally gross me out but this was just nasty.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 7, 2011 8:50 PM CST
That is a dramatic change Steven. Can't wait to see more. : )
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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Steven
Jul 8, 2011 9:03 AM CST
Thank-you Lynn!

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