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Re: Re:Japanese Beetles

At 05:44 PM 2/13/97 +0000, Keith wrote (quoting Clarence):
>> One idea that I discovered by accident for keeping Japanese beetles at a
>> minimal level on roses, grapes, etc. is to plant four o'clocks.  The
>> will descend on the four o'clocks in a great swarm and neglect other
>>  You can then go out and pick off the beetles by the handful.  But plant
>> four o'clocks away from the plants you want to keep the beetles away
>>  Clarence Mahan in VA
>Interesting.  The Pinetree Garden Seeds catalog has this to say about four
>"Mirabilis-Marvel of Peru [aka Four O'Clocks]
>Japanese beetles don't consider this pretty plant so marvelous; when the
>dine on it they die...."

This sound too good to be true, and Clarence "hand-picked them off", so
I suspect that it isn't (true) - has anyone else had experience with
the death-dealing Mirabilis?

Carol Blais - CBLAIS@worldnet.att.net
Western Mass., where we are celebrating St. Valentine with
a snow/sleet storm.

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