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Re: Frost

That's a good philosophy, Kitty.

I take it one step more - I consider Japanese Beetles to be nature's answer
to Black Spot, and tell my friends that the lacey look is in.  ;-)


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2003 8:25 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Frost

> Daryl,
> I sort of apply many of your techniques, but not necessarily consciously.
> am a lazy gardener, but I want my plants to look their best, so I start
> the ground up, preparing the soil with natural amendments.  I think my
> plants are healthy because their feet are happy.  When some insect comes
> along and causes trouble, it has to be big trouble for me to do something
> about because, I'm lazy and I know that the trouble will often be minimal
> I leave it alone. [Except of course for slugs. But I use Escar-Go! which
> disolves into fertilizer, seems to do the trick]  I've removed plants that
> like but that Japanese Beetles like even better - why go through the
> aggravation of fighting with them?  I mulch; I water when necessary.  My
> garden isn't the prettiest, wouldn't win any prizes, but it's mine and I
> enjoy it because it requires as much work as I want to give it and it
> give back much more.
> Kitty

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