I welcome you to ‘Zone 5 Favorites on the 5th’. I post on the 5th of every month, redirecting visitors to a favorite posting relative to zone 5. My apologies for using the word ‘Favorites’ in a title where I also used the words ‘Japanese Beetles’. Japanese Beetles are far from my favorites. What we are talking about here is favorite postings.
There is a Buddhist proverb that says “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” Today’s blog was much like that with “When the writer is ready, the subject will appear.”
Unfortunately, what appeared is Japanese Beetles.
Case in point: To the right, you see a bloom on my Easy Does It Rose. Below, you see other blooms on the same bush at the same time. Very sad.
When the beetles rose their ugly heads on my roses, a topic for today was hatched as well. Its not the first time we’ve had to deal with Japanese Beetles, so I just happened to have last year’s posting on Beating the Japanese Beetle in the wings. You’ll see that we resorted to chemical warfare, a rarity in our garden. We pretty much share our garden with God’s other creatures, right down to the field mice that scurry around. We draw the line at the weapon of mass destruction known as a Japanese Beetle.
I wanted to share some other options as well, so I did a little more research, and came up with alternatives from other bloggers.
- Here is one from Hand and Knees Gardening called Getting Rid of Japanese Beetles Naturally. The same author had more suggestions in What You Need to Know About Getting Rid of Japanese Beetles.
- EcoGardener posted Organic Japanese Beetle Control.
- From Gardening Naturally with Claudia, I offer you Japanese Beetles.
May you find a solution you can live with, and that the beetles can’t!
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