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RE: Jb magnets


I find Japanese Beetles mostly on the grapes and raspberries.  I tried
traps years ago and gave up...now, I hand pick and try to kill as many as
possible. 


> [Original Message]
> From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 7/10/2006 8:55:28 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Jb magnets
>
> Kitty, I have had some damage from June Bugs on my Rose of Sharon, but not
> much.  Do you use bait and bags or have you tried rue or some other
natural
> deterrents?
>
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf
> Of Kitty
> Sent: Sunday, July 09, 2006 2:01 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] Jb magnets
>
> Years ago I kept a yellow rose as my indicator plant that let me know when
> Japanese beetles began arriving.  Eventually I started noticing their
other
> preferences and have removed them.  I got rid of Purple Loosestrife for
many
> reasons, but evicting many JBs with them was the real pleasure.  Pussy
> Willows were the next to go.  This year it will be the Blue Satin Rose of
> Sharon; again for more than one reason.
>
> The blue flowers were the attraction for me.  I knew I might be taking a
> chance because JBs loved my double ROS when I had it on the other side of
> the yard and they devoured the white ROS that was 10 feet from the blue
> one's placement.  I hoped though I could keep an eye on it.  However, the
> other two ROS never, ever gave me a single volunteer plant, but Blue Satin
> seeds like a maniac everywhere.  The other two ROS have been ripped out
and
> now, with the arrival of swarms of JBs on this one, it's gonna be a goner,
> too.  Can't do much at the moment though as a Clematis is using it for
> support (it's about 7 feet now), but it is coming out this year.  ROS,
never
> again.
>
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5 
>
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