Missed you at our show. Sorry about your surgery. It
was smaller than usual. But the neat thing, it was inside rather than out in
the tent. So cooler and less wind problems. Are your iris blooming up
here? We had one entered that we knew label to be incorrect. We've
about determine it is Conjuration. I'll insert a pix of it and see what you
I guess I thought cut worms were those big
yukky gray thing I find sometime when digging. I called them grub
worms. I thought they ate the roots and maybe the base of the
stalk. I didn't realize they've climb a 40" stalk. They seem
too big, bulky and lazy to go that far for food. Plus this hole was really
tiny. Something appeared to use this hole for their nursery. Next time
this happens, I'll try to take a little more time w issue. It's just
the first time I noticed it and so far it's not a major problem.
You have a praying
mantis there. They are very good bugs. When they gather their
fore legs up under their chin, they aren’t praying, they are waiting to
pounce on another bug for dinner.
make holes in plants, but cut worms do, and that can destroy iris stalks.
Francelle Edwards Glendale,
AZ Zone 9
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Linda Smith
Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2007
Subject: [iris-photos] Good or
Bad Insect -
Found this while inspecting
"High Five". The top bud was really small, then discovered
tiny hole just underneath.
Thought it was a spider damage, then
this got on my arm. Not sure if it was after the spider, or if it is what
did the damage?? Anyone know or have this problem of a tiny hole causing
the bud to be very small. It bloomed anyway.
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