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Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 7, 2008
2:05 AM

Post #5761132

Great Article Good Pics Paul
North Chelmsford, MA
(Zone 6b)

November 10, 2008
8:48 PM

Post #5774894

My computer had a brain cramp so I think I lost my thread. What lovely pix! What is the last one? It looks like an iris growing on an apple tree!
You obviously don't have the lily beetle yet in Ohio. It is spreading ruin here in Massachusetts, not only decimating the lilies but appearing on the little fritillaria. I hate using poisons, but when it came to my precious Canada lilies I attacked with a can of Raid Flying Insect. It helped, but one must spray constantly to keep the little nasties at bay.
I apologise if this duplicates the one I tried to previous before. Jean
Uncasville, CT
(Zone 6a)

November 10, 2008
11:27 PM

Post #5775568

Quiltjean, sorry to have confused you on that last image! It is indeed a Dutch Iris, but it's growing up between the leaves of a Scheffelera I had in the same bed!

Thanks for the nice comments.

On another subject, we don't have anything here that eats the lilies, except the occasional earwig munch. I'm interested in your bug. Is "Lily Beetle" the real name?

North Chelmsford, MA
(Zone 6b)

February 9, 2009
2:22 PM

Post #6114294

Sorry to be so long. I have no idea what its Latin name is--I only do plant names. It is red, curved sides with blunt ends, perhaps 3/8". The larvae hatch in the ground, I think, then travel up on the plant and disguise themselves with their own excrement carried on their backs. They are not dainty eaters! They make large holes not only in the leaves but in the blossoms.
My son lives in Vermont. He got the lily beetle, apparently in the soil of a lily, so be careful of sources for lilies.

November 8, 2012
5:16 AM

Post #9327679

The lily beetle is now in parts of Calgary.
They are trying to get a predatory wasp which would attack them.
I do not have it in my yard, but one of my daughters had her lilies decimated by it.
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

November 8, 2012
9:32 AM

Post #9327888

Great time of year to see these pictures. it is pretty dismal outside up here. All gray, frozen and desolate. I really enjoyed seeing the flowers.

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