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Old 03-16-2014, 09:00 PM   #1161
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:08 PM   #1162
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It's a vinca/periwinkle, a nice ground cover plant.
Yep, that's what it is! There are sooo many aphids on it this year. I've just been researching ordering ladybugs online. Think I might do that. They say that if the ladybugs are put on the plant after sunset that they will likely stay, since they don't fly at night.
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:32 PM   #1163
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Yep, that's what it is! There are sooo many aphids on it this year. I've just been researching ordering ladybugs online. Think I might do that. They say that if the ladybugs are put on the plant after sunset that they will likely stay, since they don't fly at night.
Hmm. The soap spray might be the best thing to try first, Cheryl, or even a really hard water spray from the hose. It's the lady bug larvae that actually do most of the aphid eating, and from what I've read and seen, the lady bugs still take off at the first opportunity. An all-purpose organic spray that has served me very well is Pyola, a combo of pyrithrins and canola oil, that I get from Gardens Alive.

I have vinca vine all over, have not seen any aphid infestations. After the winter we've had, I don't expect many bugs this year!
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:41 PM   #1164
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Good to know, Dawg. I'll take your advice and try the soap spray first. I already blasted it with the hose today while I was outside grilling. Thanks for the info!
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:14 PM   #1165
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Behold: the lost art of icicle balancing.

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Old 03-23-2014, 12:35 PM   #1166
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Behold: the lost art of icicle balancing.

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Old 03-23-2014, 01:00 PM   #1167
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Behold: the lost art of icicle balancing.

It's so cold up there your dog has blue balls?
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Old 03-23-2014, 01:56 PM   #1168
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It's so cold up there your dog has blue balls?
Oh, that's terrible.
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Old 03-23-2014, 03:41 PM   #1169
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Behold: the lost art of icicle balancing.
What a cute puppie!
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:03 PM   #1170
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Such a cute pup. If he flips the ball up into the air can he catch the icicle in his mouth and use it like a bat? Play ball!
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