Good morning everyone! God has blessed us with a "cool" day today ... 79 degrees. I plan to be working outside most of the day. Yesterday we went to a big plant nursery in Frankfort & yes, brought home more plants ... lol! Got some great deals as they were having a 60%-off sale. I got 3 more female bittersweet vines, some pretty coneflowers, some nice ground cover, 3 new roses, & more. I'll take pictures once I get them all in.
Does anyone know a good way to keep grasshoppers off plants? They are starting to appear here & I'm already noticing a bit of nibbling on the leaves of my black-eyed Susan : (
I also wanted to give a report on the Rabbit Scram I purchased about 2 weeks ago. What great stuff! Last year I bought 2 bittersweets which were immediately chewed down to the stalk by the local bunnies. I really want to grow bittersweets & came across an ad for this Rabbit Scram & thought I'd take a chance. You sprinkle it around the planting area. Unlike sprays that come off when it rains, water actually enhances the strength of the Rabbit Scram. I sprinkled it around the 2 new bittersweets I planted & hoped for the best. A couple days ago John told me that he saw a bunny hop over to one of the bittersweets, sit there for a moment, & then hop away. Yesterday I saw the same thing happen ... a bunny hoped over to one of the plants, sat there for a few moments, & then hopped away. Hallelujah!
I hope you all have a great day! I'll check back in with a progress report later today if I can ... maybe even post some pictures!
Monday, June 13, 2011
Posted by Shirlee at 9:07 AM