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Re: Wooly Aphids--now Andrea's new yard


You have a point Cyndi - thank God you're still young Andrea - LOL

On 4/29/08, Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CG/SCSRT <
cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> wrote:
>
> Yep we had to do that too, the broken glass bit. I think an amateur
> winemaker dumped his stash of bottles in our yard maybe 30 or 40 years
> ago. We spent WEEKS sifting that out (a good motivator is to tell
> yourself every piece of broken glass could be a $300 vet bill). We still
> find sizable pieces every now and again.
> On the other hand you know the glass is not going to propagate itself,
> the bamboo might actually be tougher!
>
> Cyndi
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Pam Evans
> Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 4:40 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Wooly Aphids--now Andrea's new yard
>
> Look at the bright side Andrea, you won't have to haul out 1000 lbs of
> broken glass (mostly beer bottles) out of your back yard before you
> plant
> anything.  That took nearly a year here.  (Former drug house).
>
> On 4/28/08, sundrops@earthlink.net <sundrops@earthlink.net> wrote:
> >
> > Andrea, I have not yet sent my congratulations on you new house and
> yard
> > so here they are now.  Truly an exciting and I hope very fun project
> for
> > you. I have always had the fantasy of rescuing an old yard (sort of
> like
> > that old-fashioned children's book "The Secret Garden").  I hope you
> are
> > able to get rid of the bamboo in particular.  Good luck and enjoy it
> all,
> > Barb Tandy, Grass Valley CA
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Andrea Hodges"
> <andreah@hargray.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 3:49 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Wooly Aphids
> >
> >
> > 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."
> <macycat3@sbcglobal.net>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > 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" <
> > > > > gardenqueen@gmail.com>
> > > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > > 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. <macycat3@sbcglobal.net> 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" >
> > > > > > > <bkelson@ix.netcom.com
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > > > > > 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" <zemuly@comcast.net>
> > > > > > > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > > > > > > 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" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> > > > > > > > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > > > > > > > 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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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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