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Aloha Even


It's great to know they eat yellow jackets.  I have not seen
any of the pesky wasps around lately -- maybe they don't like
residential areas quite so much.

On Sun, Nov 13, 2005 at 01:20:07PM -0600, Cathy Carpenter wrote:
> Have not seen (or smelled) skunks in my yard (amazing, since we have  
> every other variety of local wildlife), but have smelled those  
> unfortunate enough to have encountered cars on our road into town, so  
> I know they live here.
> 
> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
> 
> On Nov 13, 2005, at 10:06 AM, Zemuly Sanders wrote:
> 
> > Yellow jackets are the reason I encourage the skunk community.   
> > Skunks eat them.  I, too, have lots of bees.  Never realized there  
> > were so many varieties until I moved here.  Nobody has been stung  
> > yet in my yard, and I've attributed that to the fact the bees are  
> > always so busy gathering pollen.  I've had to "massage" a few  
> > bumble bees awake this fall.  Poor little things have gotten cold  
> > and very lethargic while working on the Mexican salvia. :-) I have  
> > become a real lover of insects and am loathe to use any  
> > insecticides anymore.  Actually, there's been no need to in years.
> > zem
> > zone  7
> > West TN
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: <gary.carpenter@insightbb.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2005 7:12 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Aloha Even
> >
> >
> >
> >> I have 4 pawpaw, but all are seedling size. Also spicebush (Lindera
> >> benzoin) in a shady area. It is host plant to the appropriately named
> >> spicebush swallowtail butterfly, but I haven't seen any yet. Am also
> >> a native plant lover. Bees and I have a live and let live
> >> arrangement. Never been stung, and I work around them all the time.
> >> Different story with yellow jackets - those critters are downright
> >> aggressive and vicious.
> >>
> >> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
> >>
> >> On Nov 12, 2005, at 12:28 PM, Karen Fernsler wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>> Thanks!
> >>>
> >>> Yep!  I have a smallish patch of dill and fennel on the side
> >>> of the house.  Strangely did not prevent caterpillars from
> >>> finding and helping themselves to my carrots!
> >>>
> >>> Well, it's not their fault.  I'll have to try to put up signs
> >>> to redirect the parents to the dill/fennel patch.  It shouldn't
> >>> be hard to find, it's next to the butterfly weed.
> >>>
> >>> We always know when they're around because the yard smells like
> >>> an herbal smorgasbord as they munch away.
> >>>
> >>> The swallowtails appear to like Rue (Ruta graveolens) as well.
> >>> The plant was here when we first moved in 10 years ago, which was
> >>> when I first noticed the little caterpillar guys.  They're helping
> >>> me keep it under control, I figure :) .
> >>>
> >>> No insecticides here.  I've been known to dump those green Asian
> >>> beetles into a cup of soapy water from time to time, but that's
> >>> about it.
> >>>
> >>> Paw paw is supposed to be a host plant for zebra swallowtails.
> >>> I'd like to try to grow some of that someday when I have the
> >>> room.  I'm a big fan of native plants, I have to add more to the
> >>> list.  I have some monarda, but methinks it needs to be further
> >>> than 12 feet from the house.
> >>>
> >>> Bees tend to make some folk nervous.
> >>>
> >>> I have been known to knit and crochet, but I'm lousy at sewing,
> >>> needlepoint and embroidery :(.
> >>>
> >>> -s
> >>>
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