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  1. dooley

    dooley Super Garden Turtle

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    I got up early and watered everything because it's going to be 99 deg. today. The bugs in my garden are earwigs. I found a recipe for them and it is helping some. Entire plants were disappearing overnight.
    I did child care work and worked in a school for handicapped children.
    At the library I do a little of everything. Check in & check out. Shelving and spot checking to keep books in order. My favorite thing is the story hours for pre-school children. This fall we are starting a Mom & Me story hour for children birth to three years. Dooley
     
  2. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    99 degrees boy am I glad I live in Scotland!!! I'd be fried to a crisp in temperatures that high. :(

    I remember a camping holiday in England Dooley where our tent became infested with earwigs. :eek: I never have liked them and can honestly say that they make me feel quite queasy when I see masses of them all in one place. Another insect I really can't stand (a relation of the earwig as far as I know) is the devil's coachmen that we occasionally get around here. Do you get them where you are too?

    Hope the recipe you've got does the trick before all your plants get munched away to nothing.
     
  3. Marcie

    Marcie New Seed

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    Thank you for the welcome. We're going to be building a bigger house on the property. I have tons of ideas of what I want to do as far as landscaping goes. I'll make sure to take some pictures and post them as soon as I get them. Thanks again for the welcome!
     
  4. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    We're very happy to have you here Marcie! :smt002
     



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  5. dcarns

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    New Member

    Hi, to everyone. I am a new member and looking forward to visiting with others that have a passion for gardening and the great outdoors in general. I hail from Okla so I garden with the heat and humidity for most of year. I also enjoy greenhouse gardening and retreating to a summer cabin in Colorado. I am a teacher that is looking forward to retirement so that I can pursue all those interests that working full time keeps you from getting to. Hope to meet and make many new friends. D Carns :D
     
  6. PeggySuetheStew

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    What's the recipe Dooley??? Share Share Share!!!
     
  7. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi dcarns and a GIANT welcome to the GardenStew forums. :wave: Nice to have an Oklahoma representative on the boards :)

    What do you teach? When do you retire? I can understand why you are looking forward to it, just imagine you can spend all day out in the garden, fighting with nature and up to your knees in compost :p :p

    Great to have you here, I hope we all get to meet you in other topics soon.
     
  8. dooley

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    I got the recipe for earwig destruction from an internet site on earwigs. I don't know which one. It's 1 part vegetable oil, one part soy sauce and one part molasses. Shake it all together. Put it in small containers or lids. Place it where you see destruction from earwigs. if you are not sure you have earwigs, wait until dark and take a flashlight and scan the ground around the plants. My ground was covered with the crawly things. Ugh!!!
    The containers were full every morning for days. Now, I only have to change it about once a week.

    Dooley
     
  9. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Seattle Gardens New Seed

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    Introducing Seattle Gardens

    I am Alice and live just outside Seattle. I have a large yard that I don't really use much. In front of my yard is a communty garden filled with flowers and all kinds of pretty things. This keeps my neighbors talking to each other and to me and we all enjoy it. I planted many of the plants but others plant what they want and a couple of ladies do most of the work.

    A couple of years ago I accidently buried some branchs of my lace hydranga in wood chips. When I pulled on the branches little plants were on them. I moved 4 to the community garden. My plant has always been blue but the baby plants are coming up pink. Now my plant is turning pink around the edges. I saw instructions for turning it blue but if I wanted a pink one how would I do that? What is the easiest way to get more plants off my big one? I don't have more wood chips to put under the plant, can I use peat moss to bury branches or some kind of air layering?
     
  11. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Welcome to GardenStew Alice :smt026 Glad to have you here!

    The community garden sounds great, an interesting place to socialize and also a garden that is maintained by others as well. Double bonus! I can imagine it is a nice feeling to contribute something to the garden and to have people comment on it :D

    That's quite interesting about your small hydrangea plants being pink. Part of the reason may be that they are young plants and their roots may not have the ability yet to absorb aluminium through its under-developed root. Aluminium changes the hydrangea color to blue.

    If you want to change the color of your hydrangeas to pink check this topic out that I created just for you http://www.gardenstew.com/viewtopic.php?t=383 :smt023

    Welcome again!
     
  12. PeggySuetheStew

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    "Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."

    I love this quote! Am forwarding to a friend who is having a rough time lately!
     
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    Seattle Gardens New Seed

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    "Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."

    I love this quote! Am forwarding to a friend who is having a rough time lately!

    Glad you liked it. I was hosting some abuse message boards and felt it looked forward more than back. Not much we can do about our past except complain.
     
  14. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Great to see two new members have joined us!!!! :D

    A very warm welcome to dcarns and Alice so nice to have you here with us at GardenStew. :smt026 :smt026
     
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    SmilingCarcass New Seed

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    Hello

    I think I may just have screwed this up- posting a reply instead of a new topic. Oh, well, I suppose I will get used to it eventually- and maybe you will get used to me! . Anyhow, thanks for inviting me to your community. I was searching a particular plant- hollyhocks- and found you all. I shall go back now and introduce myself in a new topic. Thanks again.
    Ah! Didn't need to! Got it right for once. So hello to everyone. Hope I can help somewhere here. I have a bit of knowledge gleaned from my dad, who could grow a stone, if he wanted to! I am sure I will find more advice than I can give, but that, I suppose is what these forums are about. Anyway, hello again.
     

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