Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: The Praying Mantis was my friend: Part 2

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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Aug 30, 2012 11:02 PM CST
When I would be watering all the containers I have at the end of our side entry driveway, a PM would always climb above to the top of the plant stems. I knew I needed to move him/her to somewhere else, since I didn't want a Hummer becoming lunch or dinner Crying Blinking (most, if not all, the plants are attractive to Hummers).

Last night, I finally was able to remove the PM! Hurray! I gently knocked it off to the ground with the long watering wand I was using and then, as it was trying to climb up the containers to the plants, I used a snow shovel and ice scraper to scoop it up in the shovel and carry it to a section of grass away from my flowers that the Hummer would be visiting. Hurray! Thumbs up

Hope I don't see it again around my Hummingbird flowers!

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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Sep 11, 2012 10:38 AM CST
Ha! I'm afraid I wouldn't be so nice to that PM!
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Sep 11, 2012 9:56 PM CST
Hilarious!

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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