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Re: Wooly Aphids


So do you have everything packed up and ready to move in this weekend?
Take some before pictures too.....and who knows, once you start cleaning
out the 'this HAS to go stuff' you might find some plant treasures
hiding along the way.

   
  Donna
  

Andrea Hodges <andreah@hargray.com> wrote:
  I'm gearing up for that-the shoulder thing. My new yard is a WRECK. It's got 
running bamboo in which has got to GO, and English ivy which is trying to 
take over an oak in the back plus numerous other issues with over grown 
plants, including a Mimosa. I'm so looking forward to "fixing" all of this. 
I can't wait to get my hands on it! I close at 9:30 am Wednesday morning.
A
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Theresa G." 
To: 
Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 12:53 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Wooly Aphids


> Did a bunch of pruning on this front ash tree and the bradford pears on 
> the side of my house too. I noted on some of the ash branches that has 
> aphids, they they also had ladybug nymphs as well (Yeah! love those 
> ladybugs). So, hopefully the critters will take care of the nasties 
> before they overtake my garden! On the downside, I seem to have 
> thoroughly irritated my right shoulder using the chainsaw....grumble, 
> grumble- getting older sucks!
>
> Theresa
>
> Andrea Hodges wrote:
>> http://www.extension.umn.edu/yardandgarden/ygbriefs/e453woollyaphid.html
>>
>> Theresa-from reading this it sounds as if although it looks terrible, it 
>> won't damage the tree enough to really hurt it. I'd get the lady bugs, 
>> lace wings, etc and hope that helps. They can be treated by a reputable 
>> landscape company if you want to go that far.
>> A
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" 
>> To: 
>> Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 5:27 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Weather
>>
>>
>>> Wish I had half your energy Theresa!! LOL
>>>
>>> On 4/17/08, Theresa G. wrote:
>>>>
>>>> And it is summer here- I was HOT mowing the lawn after work today- was
>>>> probably 80. Spring is over, my very pink azalea flowers are toast, as 
>>>> it
>>>> the lily of the valley, snow peas just need to be picked and then 
>>>> pulled up.
>>>> Ohh, but my rhodedendron is going to bloom (for the first time). Bad 
>>>> news
>>>> is that the front tree (a HUGE tree) appears to be infested with wooly
>>>> aphids. I'm afraid this could be a garden catastrophe..... Ideas are
>>>> welcome. I'm going to go get a couple of tubs of ladybugs after work
>>>> tomorrow....
>>>> Good news is my bathroom sink is in. My very nice plumber came 
>>>> yesterday
>>>> and moved the water and drain lines and helped me install (or really I
>>>> helped him) the vanity and granite counter tops with sinks attached and
>>>> faucets. I'm quite happy with how it came out, except I don't like the
>>>> yellow paint on the walls anymore (not enough contrast with the counter 
>>>> and
>>>> maple cabinets). So- I'll repaint before I hang the mirror. Theresa
>>>>
>>>> DP wrote:
>>>>
>>>> > It was 73 when I went past the thermometer a few minutes ago. We just
>>>> > missed a freeze yesterday. It was supposed to be in the 20s, but
>>>> while > there
>>>> > was frost on the roof, the plants look ok, and I didn't see any
>>>> frost > on the
>>>> > ground.
>>>> >
>>>> > Our last frost here was on May 5th one year, but that's been almost 2
>>>> > decades. In recent years, until the Great Easter Freeze last year, 
>>>> > frost has
>>>> > generally been done with by April 5th or so. What is weird is that 
>>>> > winter
>>>> > has been warmer than usual in the last decade, so plants suffer
>>>> more > damage.
>>>> >
>>>> > Spring is here to stay, I think.
>>>> >
>>>> > d
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Betsy Kelson" >
>>>> >>>> > >
>>>> > To: 
>>>> > Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 10:57 AM
>>>> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Weather
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> > We had 8" of snow between yesterday afternoon and this morning. It is
>>>> > > now
>>>> > > sunny at 11:00 am mdt. I have not seen this much snow this late in
>>>> > > April
>>>> > > since I have lived, which is 10years
>>>> > >
>>>> > > betsy
>>>> > > evergreen co
>>>> > > ----- Original Message -----
>>>> > > From: "Zemuly Sanders" 
>>>> > > To: 
>>>> > > Sent: Monday, April 14, 2008 2:49 PM
>>>> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Weather
>>>> > >
>>>> > >
>>>> > > Looking at the weather map this morning I noticed the same thing.
>>>> > > > Either
>>>> > > > parts of the country are warmer than normal or colder. Nothing
>>>> > > > seemed
>>>> > > >
>>>> > > just
>>>> > >
>>>> > > > ordinary. I would really like to be ordinary instead of
>>>> expecting
>>>> > > > frost
>>>> > > >
>>>> > > on
>>>> > >
>>>> > > > April 14!!! Of course, our (usual) last frost date is April
>>>> 15, > > > and
>>>> > > >
>>>> > > that's
>>>> > >
>>>> > > > the date we had an awful killing frost last year.
>>>> > > >
>>>> > > > Btw, Cyndi, the flowers you described sounded really lovely. I'm
>>>> > > > also
>>>> > > > jealous over your progress with your gardens.
>>>> > > >
>>>> > > > zem
>>>> > > > ----- Original Message -----
>>>> > > > From: "james singer" 
>>>> > > > To: 
>>>> > > > Sent: Monday, April 14, 2008 12:22 PM
>>>> > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Weather
>>>> > > >
>>>> > > >
>>>> > > > >I don't know if I'm seeing this because all of you are
>>>> mentioning
>>>> > > > it,
>>>> > > >
>>>> > > but
>>>> > >
>>>> > > > >the weather does seem to be seesawing between chillier than
>>>> usual
>>>> > > > for
>>>> > > >
>>>> > > the
>>>> > >
>>>> > > > >time of year and warmer--without so much as pausing at
>>>> normal on
>>>> > > > its >way
>>>> > > > >up or down.
>>>> > > >
>>>> > >
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>>>
>>> -- 
>>> Pam Evans
>>> Kemp TX
>>> zone 8A
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