Problem with grasshoppers?

efam(z7b GA)September 11, 2006

This is my first year with dahlias and they are so easy to grow!

Unfortunately, I'm having a problem with grasshoppers eating my dahlia petals. (They could be locusts or crickets...I see a different type everyday.) They are always sitting on the bloom and chewing holes through the petals. I knock them off and I've killed a few, but more show up everyday.

Has anyone ever experienced this? I see such amazing, perfect dahlia pictures on this forum and I wondering how they are kept pest-free?

Thanks!

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triple_b(BC 5b)

I second that! My dahlias are getting munched on too! My Chilsons Pride seems to be a favorite. I know it is from grasshoppers, I have seen them sitting on the flowers happily noshing. I wish my cat would figure out where the happy hunting grounds are...

    Bookmark   September 11, 2006 at 6:11PM
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