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Tips for Leafcutter Bees, Cabbage Loopers and Fall Veggie Feeding

Leafcutter Bees, Cabbage Loopers, Watercolor Rose

Don’t Worry About Leafcutter Bees!

Leaf cutters always cut extremely neat semi-circles and ovals, unlike caterpillars which leave irregular holes in leaves. They prefer soft tissue plants such as roses, plumbago, hibiscus and crape myrtles. There is no chemical control since they do not eat the leaves they cut. Nesting season is very short, so after a week or two, they go away… thank goodness!

Feed Your Veggies

Vegetables are heavy feeders. Use Espoma Plant Tone once a month to keep your vegetables producing through the season.

Watch Out For Cabbage Loopers

It’s time for tiny green looper worms to be eating the leaves of your broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower. Use
Hi-Yield Thuricude or Fertilome Dipel Dust to control these pesky worms. It is completely organic and safe up to the day of harvest. Just rinse and eat!

New For Your Garden: Watercolor Rose

It’s a color extravaganza! The flowers may be simple in style, but they’re captivating to watch as they change colors completely with each day. Hues of yellow, pink, cerise & ruby are carried atop loads of clean deep green leaves on a very bushy full plant. Dark red new shoots add to the show. This beauty is delicate to look at and tough as nails when it comes to garden performance. Complimented with a moderate apple fragrance; we think you’ll enjoy this one in your rose garden!

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