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Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/28/2016, 7:28 pm

Nice! Can't wait! CN, great pic!

TD, they are slow starters....be patient. They will be more on time next year, at least mine are.

Thank you all! Wonderful stewardship! I love you cheers
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Post  countrynaturals on 6/28/2016, 8:39 pm

@Scorpio Rising wrote:Nice!  Can't wait!  CN, great pic!  

TD, they are slow starters....be patient.  They will be more on time next year, at least mine are.

Thank you all!  Wonderful stewardship!  I love you cheers
I think you're right, Scorpio. I don't remember flowers on mine the first year, but 2nd year blooms happen pretty early. Mine have all been blooming for weeks.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/29/2016, 8:36 pm

OK, I had these orange aphids on the milkweed last year. Hand picked/smeared....still tons. Ladybugs sweeper in, and in an incredible display of native predators and native pests, basically decimated the aphids.

Fast forward. I saw 2 plants with the orange aphids near the bloom buds. Used the peppermint soap concoction before heading to the pole beans....they are stone cold DEAD!

Black, dead, not moving. Soap! Wow! Beetles have those protective shells...I hate JBs.....
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Post  countrynaturals on 6/29/2016, 10:25 pm

@Scorpio Rising wrote:Fast forward.  I saw 2 plants with the orange aphids near the bloom buds.  Used the peppermint soap concoction before heading to the pole beans....they are stone cold DEAD!
What about the ladybugs and monarch eggs and cats? Is it safe for them?
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/29/2016, 10:40 pm

Yes, and apparently since I have yet to see a ladybug they are late to the game, but soap is supposed to be pretty neutral.

I worry about the biome too.

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Post  countrynaturals on 7/6/2016, 10:50 pm

1st caterpillars of 2016 for me! YEE-HAH!  cheers This is a 1st instar baby, just about 1/4 inch long. I found it on one of Katie's milkweeds. It and 2 of its slightly larger cousins are now in a butterfly pavillion (rearing cage) in our sunroom. When we have more than a half dozen, I'll relocate them to the butterfly house.
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 7/6/2016, 11:14 pm

  Good job! So cute!!
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/7/2016, 7:34 am

cheers Adorable!
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Post  countrynaturals on 7/7/2016, 2:12 pm

We'll probably see 100 more just like it between now and October. Getting the butterfly house ready for an onslought of guests.  bounce
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