How do you try to control them, dust, spray, systematic insecticide?
Francelle EdwardsGlendale,AZZone 9
-----Original Message----- From: Donald Eaves
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent:Saturday, August 23, 2003 To: email@example.com Subject: [iris-photos] CINNAMON
Spurias go dormant under my conditions, but they tend
to start the dormancy later than the ABs. Unfortunately, grasshoppers
prefer them above all other irises excepting LAs. I tried to control the
damage from them on the spurias this year with only mixed success.
That is too bad. I'm fond of the tall slender foliage of the spurias and it
would be there for another few weeks before dormancy sets in if the
grasshoppers wouldn't rag it so badly. I also think the mass damage that
starts before they are finished blooming is one reason they are increasing at such
a slow pace.
This will the be last ugly and depressing photo.
I don't enjoy seeing the iris here at this time of year. It's still
been too hot to dig and replant. The grasshoppers are still plentiful. By the
time they've gone and the weather moderates, I won't have enough time to do
everything that needs doing before freezing temperatures set in.
Not good gardening country.
Donald Eaves firstname.lastname@example.org Texas Zone 8, USA