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Re: fennel, dill, parsley, and butterflies, etc


Alrighty, then maybe is there some unusual weather pattern this year
that might affect them? Many on our list seem to be having odd and
unusual weather this summer. Or are you hosting more birds than usual,
some of which will make a snack of said caterpillars and butterflies
sometimes. Hmmmm??



---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: cathy carpenter <cathyc@rnet.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 7 Aug 2003 21:39:09 -0500

>Rarely if ever spray pesticide. If I do, it is to save a plant 
>obviously in extremis. And when I do it is specific to the plant in 
>question. So I doubt that is the reason. Oh were it that simple!
>Cathy
>On Thursday, August 7, 2003, at 09:28 PM, Pamela J. Evans wrote:
>
>> Cathy - are you all organic??  If not, something you are spraying may 
>> be a problem...
>>
>> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>> From: cathy carpenter <cathyc@rnet.com>
>> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Date:  Thu, 7 Aug 2003 20:49:19 -0500
>>
>>> Speaking of attracting butterflies, I have noted fewer than usual in 
>>> my
>>> gardens, and even less larvae, despite my usual plethora of host
>>> plants. Any ideas on what gives?
>>> Cathy
>>>
>>> On Thursday, August 7, 2003, at 06:33 AM, Gene Bush wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello Fran,
>>>>     I do not grow bronze fennel, but my wife does in her raised beds.
>>>> It is
>>>> grown for butterfly larva. They strip it each year in spring. Also
>>>> grows
>>>> dill for the same purpose. We also grow parsley someone mentioned, 
>>>> but
>>>> we
>>>> probably eat it before anything can get on it and stay. I have heard
>>>> her
>>>> talk about her plants... she warns everyone how both the dill and the
>>>> fennel
>>>> seed all over the place.
>>>>     Beyond that, I would have to go ask her for any details. I just
>>>> though
>>>> others would know a lot more than I on this subject, so no reply.
>>>>     Gene E. Bush
>>>> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
>>>> www.munchkinnursery.com
>>>> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
>>>> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
>>>
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>>
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>> Pam Evans
>> Kemp TX/zone 8A
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A



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