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Well bummer!

Posted by lindac Iowa Z 5/4 (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 16, 06 at 17:44

I don't "do" lilies....they don't like my garden...but I seem to have found a spot that has allowed a tall yellow asiatic to survive for 3 years.
I was anxiously awaiting it's bloom and went out this afternoon and every bud had a neat hole in it....
What does that??
Linda C


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RE: Well bummer!

linda, there's a red-colored beetle that sometimes gets to them. do you see anything like that in your garden?

maryanne


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RE: Well bummer!

  • Posted by lindac Iowa Z 5/4 (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 16, 06 at 23:33

Not seeing anything "buggy"... the only thing that seems evenly slightly chewed is the monarda.....and I figure.."Who cares?"...
But the lily...I CARE!!!
Linda C


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RE: Well bummer!

June bugs are emerging right now and they like to nibble on lilies as well. OR it could be that a caterpillar or worm ate its way into, or out of, the lily. Either way, Sevin powder is a good treatment if you don't mind using a chemical. (It degrades swiftly.)

Lainey


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