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Re: kittys sales and aphids


LOL! Kitty, some people. If you really want to fry her bacon tell she can't
donate anymore pest riddled plants. Of course, then you might have a fight
on your hands.

A

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2004 10:52 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] kittys sales and aphids


> I didn't know it either and this is the only time I've seen it.  The Hort
Ed
> even had a good look at 'em under the microscope.  What's worse is that
this
> sedum was contributed by a member of my MG group and she's very defensive
> about it.  Everytime I'd move them away from the other plants, she'd bring
> them back and say, "Well, it never happened at home!"
>
> Kitty
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Andrea H" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, May 24, 2004 7:48 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] kittys sales and aphids
>
>
> > I did not know that aphids ate sedum. Learn something new every day.
> > Unfortunately, I have no great suggestions. It seems to me that once a
> plant
> > gets them, they are almost impossible to get rid of! The best luck I've
> had
> > is that hard jet of water, and hort oil works good too. Plain old soapy
> > water works (I use joy or dove) and mix it with hort oil. Maybe I just
> > didn't spray often enough to completely kill them all.
> >
> > Andrea H
> > Beaufort, SC
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Monday, May 24, 2004 9:03 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] kittys sales and aphids
> >
> >
> > > Thanks for the tip on the Itea.  The Dahlias all sold at the plant
sale.
> > I
> > > explained why the leaves didn't look right, but that they were ok to
> sell
> > as
> > > I had sprayed them twice and saw no new signs of them.  They priced
them
> > > low - $2.50 - because of the leaves.
> > >
> > > Meanwhile....we had a recurring problem with aphids on a variegated
> > > herbaceous sedum.  Last year we sprayed, we quarantined, we sprayed to
> no
> > > avail.  Fortunately they never even tried a taste of Frosty Morn,
> Carmen,
> > or
> > > Matrona.  I thought the winter would finish them off, but they're
back.
> I
> > > figured since I caught them early, I'd have better luck eradicating
them
> > by
> > > pruning off the affected parts and spraying with insecticidal soap.
> This
> > > will make them thicker with 2 more sales to sell them in.  However,
> during
> > > the sale I noticed they were back.  I pinched some more.  Then just at
> the
> > > end of the sale, I noticed they were now on other sedums.  Good grief,
> can
> > > anyone suggest a sure fire method for getting these nasty varmints off
> the
> > > sedums.  I hate to think of those we sold taking aphids to their new
> > homes.
> > >
> > > Kitty
> > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Monday, May 24, 2004 6:48 PM
> > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] kittys sales was Iowa storms
> > >
> > >
> > > > Meant to ask how your spider mites plants survived... did they make
it
> > > > for the sale?
> > > >
> > > > My Itea didn't like it here... too hot in the summer (looked like it
> was
> > > > frying), gave one last hurray in the fall... no life in it this
> spring.
> > > > Hope you have a better spot for it than I did.
> > > >
> > > > Donna
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > We have no rain dates for our events.  We do have a room in the
> > > > building
> > > > > available to us and in the past we have had the sale in there, but
> our
> > > > > sales
> > > > > in recent years are far too big for this room.  If it did rain,
we'd
> > > > try
> > > > > to
> > > > > do it in there, I suppose, but it would be a total nightmare.
> > > > > No, I didn't buy anything.  I've already bought a few plants this
> > > > year,
> > > > > which I shouldn't be doing.  Still, I might get something at next
> > > > month's
> > > > > sale.  We'll have our Henry's Garnet Itea potted for that one.
> > > > >
> > > > > Kitty
> > > >
> > >
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