Irises forum: to late to burn?

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Name: BrendaVR
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
Dragonflies Butterflies Region: Canadian
Apr 17, 2015 7:25 PM CST
Hmm..I don't think my grubs were pink...I remember them green. So maybe not borer? *hopeful*
If we had no holes in our leaves we would have no butterflies!
South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
Apr 17, 2015 7:49 PM CST
The borer has a pinkish center only along its back, dark facial features. Mary Ann does not want to see my picture of one! But the pix below show the rear end of one in a rhizome after I dug it up and sliced off the end last summer. Second picture is the same rhizome this season after cleaning the wound with bleach cleanser and replanting only the roots to allow the open wound areas to scab over.

Thumb of 2015-04-18/DaveinPA/02248a

Thumb of 2015-04-18/DaveinPA/1d0b97

Sorry Mary Ann, but it is only the rear end of the borer. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
Apr 17, 2015 10:02 PM CST
Has Arlyn fished with them as bait? ☺
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Apr 18, 2015 5:44 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Nope ! That's one I haven't used yet !
Name: Mary Ann
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Apr 18, 2015 6:55 AM CST
Iris borers are definitely not green -- so maybe not Brenda! I hope-I hope-I hope.

Dave -- I averted my eyes.................. Whistling Hilarious!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (

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