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Problem with grasshoppers?

Posted by efam z7b GA (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 11, 06 at 14:17

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?


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RE: Problem with grasshoppers?

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...

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