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Re: treatment for scale and mealy bugs.

I am always a big fan of horticultural oil Melody. Especially since it won't
hurt the butterflies feeding on the Joe Pye. A hard jet of water also helps
to keep it under control. Down here, "control" is there operative term.
there's no way to get rid of them.

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 5:24 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring at the Morgan's too!

> Alright...since I planted my first Joe Pye Weed last year...what is the
> treatment for scale and mealy bugs just in case I need to know?
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Sun 03/07, Andrea H < hodgesaa@islc.net > wrote:
> From: Andrea H [mailto: hodgesaa@islc.net]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 19:16:19 -0500
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring at the Morgan's too!
> Bonnie-joe Pye weed likes plenty of sun and lots of water so I don't
> know if<br>it will go well with the Hydrangea since they prefer some
> shade. It will do<br>kind of so so for the first year them watch out! It
> gets huge, and sets lots<br>of seeds. It also gets scale and mealy bugs.
> Just FYI. but the butterflies<br>do go nuts for it and it rapidly
> reproduces.<br><br>Andrea H<br>Beaufort, SC<br><br><br>----- Original
> Message ----- <br>From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan"
> <wmorgan972@ameritech.net><br>To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Sunday,
> March 07, 2004 1:18 PM<br>Subject: RE: [CHAT] Spring at the Morgan's
> too!<br><br><br>> Like Zem says, it does sound beautiful! I wanted to
> put both the Joe Pye<br>> Weed and the Oakleaf Hydrangea in the same
> bed. The bed stretches between<br>a<br>> 7 year old tulip tree and a
> plum on the other end about 30' apart. What<br>> would be the best
> spacing of the two plants, given neither of them are<br>> mature plants?
> Your arrangement sounds so lovely! So, I think I'll move<br>a<br>>
> couple of my rudbeckia and my bee balm with a few iris into the new
> bed,<br>> too.<br>><br>> Blessings,<br>> Bonnie<br>><br>> -----Original
> Message-----<br>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
> [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On<br>Behalf<br>> Of Bonnie
> Holmes<br>> Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 2:14 PM<br>> To:
> gardenchat@hort.net<br>> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Spring at the Morgan's
> too!<br>><br>> You will love the oak leaf hydrangea. It also has
> wonderful winter<br>> interest...give it plenty of room as it tends to
> spread out. The<br>> butterflies will love Joe Pye Weed...I have mine in
> the middle of a round<br>> bed surrounded with bee balm, iris,
> Rudbeckia, and Russian sage.<br>><br>> Bonnie Zone 6+
> ETN<br>><br>><br>><br>><br>> > [Original Message]<br>> > From: Bonnie &
> Bill Morgan <wmorgan972@ameritech.net><br>> > To:
> <gardenchat@hort.net><br>> > Date: 03/06/2004 2:25:50 PM<br>> > Subject:
> RE: [CHAT] Spring at the Morgan's too!<br>> ><br>> > We had heavy
> straight line winds and rain. A store up in Xenia
> (the<br>place<br>> > the native American's called the Valley of the Big
> Winds and that is<br>known<br>> > for being heavily hit by tornados
> repeatedly) lost its roof. It looked<br>> like<br>> > it had been cut
> off from what I saw on T.V. I doubt I could be<br>convinced<br>> to<br>>
> > settle in Xenia, myself. Although most of the morning we were bathed
> in<br>> > sunshine and 70+ degree weather. I DID NOT want to be tied to
> a desk!<br>> ><br>> > I just ordered an Oak Leaf Hydrangea, an
> Adendophora (ladybells) and a<br>> > Eupatorium 'Atropurpureum' (Joe Pye
> Weed) for my new garden bed. I can<br>> > hardly wait!!! I'm so excited.
> I still have half the lasagna bed to<br>> > install as soon as I get
> home with daytime enough to haul materials out<br>> > there to finish
> it!<br>> ><br>> > Of course, we're expecting Snow two-four days next
> week, but I KNOW<br>spring<br>> > is on its way! My Lenten Rose is right
> on schedule! Marge was right;<br>the<br>> > flowers grow more
> magnificent with the age of the plant! Oh, and my<br>> crocus,<br>> >
> both blue and yellow are now in full bloom most places in the
> yard.<br>Then<br>> > along the driveway, I have 5 iris reticulata
> already blooming. Oh, and<br>I<br>> > think I found some lungwort
> seedlings, too! They are so cute! It all<br>> > happened in less than a
> week (3-4 days really.)<br>> ><br>> > Yes, I've got the 'bug' really bad
> right now! I went to Wal-Mart to<br>pick<br>> up<br>> > some face soap
> last week and came out with 3 red lilies, a cyclamen and<br>an<br>> >
> Eryngium planum (Sea Holly) and a bunch of seeds (10 packets of
> sweet<br>> > alyssum among them. I always get volunteers from the
> previous year, but<br>I<br>> > wanted some for the new bed too.)<br>>
> ><br>> > I cleaned out more of the patriotic garden today with my coat
> on. (It's<br>> in<br>> > the 40's--and was all night and will be through
> the night to tomorrow<br>> > morning when the temps will start to drop
> so that it can snow on my<br>flower<br>> > parade next week. Of such is
> life.) The da
> ff
> odils are a good 5" out of<br>> the<br>> > ground, and the other spring
> plants--hyacinths and some tulips among<br>them)<br>> > have just
> breached the soil line. I left some leaf cover on the more<br>>
> tender<br>> > plants knowing snow was coming. I took mother for a little
> walk in the<br>> yard<br>> > today so she could see the blooms and the
> new growth! What bulbs I put<br>in<br>> > the ground three years ago
> have multiplied, making nice colonies here<br>and<br>> > there. I'm
> really excited!<br>> ><br>> > -----Original Message-----<br>> > From:
> owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On<br>>
> Behalf<br>> > Of Jesse Bell<br>> > Sent: Friday, March 05, 2004 10:26
> AM<br>> > To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>> > Subject: RE: [CHAT]
> Spring!<br>> ><br>> > Well, it came in like a LION here...let me tell
> ya! Monday (the 1st)<br>was<br>> > incredibly windy and stormy.
> Yesterday...flash flood warning, tornado<br>> > warnings all over the
> place. Kind of early for tornados. Daffodils are<br>> > popping up
> though. WOO HOO.<br>> ><br>> >
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