Friday, June 30, 2006

Rose problems

So I've been hovering around my rose Zephirine Drouhin
ever since I found out from reading zanthan:
that I probably have rose dieback
and she doesn't have much more to live...
even though I didn't get to see her flower yet :(
I guess I didn't plant her right or something.

Anyways, I saw these little things hanging off one of the leaves.
I didn't know what they were...but looking around
it seems they might be lacewing eggs.
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Blogger Annie in Austin said...

Oh, Amy, I hope the Zephirine doesn't croak on you. The number of things that can go wrong with roses is ridiculous. My rose-wish list is long, but I haven't done more than make a list and love the way the names sound.
On Garden Djinn you ID'd some nasty baby bugs that you said are evil on tomatoes and pecans. I've seen a couple of adults - what exactly do they do to the tomatoes & pecans? [Not that I've tasted one from our trees since the squirrels get them first!]

Thanks from Annie

3:15 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

On my tomatoes all I really noticed was a lot of white spots where they pierce the tomato. But our tomatoes were pretty much done by the time they got there...I guess if they hit the younger fruit they can begin to rot or drop.

Here's an article on what they do the pecans:

They cause bitter, black spots and if they feed before shell hardening, the nuts fall prematurely.

I guess they are really bad this year because of the drought.
Bill Finch wrote something in our local paper today about them:

I'm keeping my fingers crossed about the rose. I always thought roses were just one of those plants that doesn't like me. My father doesn't fuss over any of his plants and he has a yard full of beautiful roses. Who knows...maybe that's my problem.

4:04 PM  

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