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Re: The Sun is Back!


We had praying mantis when I lived in western NY near Buffalo and they 
were as big as the ones I have here in CA.

Theresa

Cathy Carpenter wrote:
> Praying mantis eat anything that moves they can catch - bad bugs and  
> good ones alike. Once watched one snag a bumble bee in mid flight and  
> completely devour it in about a minute. I understand that mantis are  
> not found much further north than Illinois and have noted that the  
> ones here are much smaller than the ones I saw in Maryland when I  
> lived there.
>
> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>
> On Jun 11, 2006, at 2:59 AM, Judy Browning wrote:
>
>   
>> I'm always thrilled to see a praying mantis in my garden.  
>> Unfortunately, all of my cats have thought they were fun cat  
>> snacks, so I've never had a large population, usually see one or 2  
>> a season.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "SueNY" <sue.nyc@att.net>
>> To: "Gardens & Gardening" <GARDENS@LSV.UKY.EDU>
>> Cc: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2006 1:03 PM
>> Subject: [CHAT] The Sun is Back!
>>
>>
>>     
>>>  Well after about a week of nothing but rain rain and more rain,  
>>> along with
>>> cool temps (65-70 daytime, 55-60 night time) the sun has returned.
>>> Unfortunately it came along with high winds. *sigh*  I hope the  
>>> cool wet
>>> weather hasn't hurt my veggies. They all look pretty good. I am  
>>> lucky enough
>>> to live within walking distance of two lovely nurseries so I went  
>>> for a walk
>>> today. Ended up getting a gorgeous trailing petunia, some  
>>> impatients, a flat
>>> of dusty miller and a nice pot of lavender. One of the nurseries  
>>> was giving
>>> away tomato plants for free because they had overstocked! Too bad  
>>> I already
>>> have more than enough. :-)  Everything seems to be doing well for  
>>> me so far.
>>> My cukes bounced back and are getting huge, my herb seedlings are  
>>> nice and
>>> happy, even all my geranium seeds sprouted! The only think I'm not  
>>> sure
>>> about is my rose bush. It was dormant when we got it about 2 weeks  
>>> ago and
>>> of course right after we planted it the rain and cold came. I hope  
>>> it will
>>> be okay!
>>> Oh, and we have lots of lovely ladybugs! :-) One of the nurseries  
>>> I was at
>>> was selling pouches of 1500 each. They also had praying mantis  
>>> eggs. The
>>> nurseryman said they eat just about every pest you can think of.  
>>> Anyone have
>>> any in their garden?
>>>
>>> Sue
>>>
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