Guess who has returned for dinner...
My 'friends' the JBs (Japanese Beetles of course). After seeing some 'lacy leaves' at Kareen's last evening, I checked my purple-leaf sand cherry (always the first casualty).. and found 5, mid- afternoon. Just the beginning! I saw the first ones last year on June 26 (my journal says).. so this is the time! I can pick up to 50 a day, if I am in the mood!
I planted white pelargoniums and garlic chives around the shrub (as natural repellents haha..tips I read in one of my organic gardening books), we'll see if it makes any difference.
Be on the look out,