Green Thumb Sunday: Launching pad

Launching pad

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14 Responses to “Green Thumb Sunday: Launching pad”

  1. 1 Chigiy August 26, 2007 at 11:24 am

    What time will it be taking off?
    four o’clock?

  2. 2 ruth August 26, 2007 at 11:43 am

    LOL Chigy :o)
    A good photo and title Happy GTS :o)

  3. 3 growthumbs August 26, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    Or maybe 5? lol Great photo!

  4. 4 anniebetty August 26, 2007 at 4:15 pm

    I don’t know. Maybe that bug holds the secret to the bloom. Capture that bug! Interrogate that bug!

  5. 6 Don August 26, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    Uh oh… it’s that time of year: you’ve got corn rootworm beetles.

  6. 7 Ottawa Gardener August 26, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    I was wondering what the beetle was and now I know. Great picture.

  7. 8 inadvertentgardener August 26, 2007 at 8:33 pm

    Chigiy, you totally crack me up.

    Ruth, thanks, and happy GTS to you, too!

    Growthumbs, you, too, are hilarious. :-)

    AB, I would have interrogated him if I hadn’t been so focused on shooting him. With the camera, that is.

    Jean, thank you!

    Don, ooh — an ID for the bug! I had no idea. Do they mess with anything besides corn?

    Ottawa Gardener, now I know, too. Thanks for the comment!

  8. 9 Aiyana August 26, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    The photo and title are great. Short and simple sometimes says it all!

  9. 13 Don August 27, 2007 at 8:07 am

    Yah, they’ll chew up lots of stuff in the garden. This time of year, they hatch out in the corn fields and fly in big clouds looking for something to eat… you don’t have any corn fields anywhere around, do you??? You might look around your garden, because if you’ve got one, you might have one hundred, but the damage seems to be pretty transient, so I never pay them much attention.

  10. 14 Genie August 27, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    Don, this is good info. I don’t have any corn fields around, but perhaps they’re flying in from the edge of town? Or from my compost pile, where I have tried to compost a bunch of corn?

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