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Insect Identification


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From:Date:Zone:
Jeanette11-Feb-07 09:05 PM EST 8b   
V Whaley15-Feb-07 07:27 AM EST 4b   
Nancy18-Feb-07 07:15 PM EST 5   
Nancy18-Feb-07 07:15 PM EST 5   
Jeanette21-Feb-07 03:44 PM EST 8b   
Heli21-Feb-07 09:51 PM EST 3a   
Nancy24-Feb-07 06:15 PM EST 5   


Subject: Insect Identification
From: Jeanette
Zone: 8b
Date: 11-Feb-07 09:05 PM EST

I enjoy finding all kinds of insects in my garden. I try to identify them, but the websites and books I've tried only show pictures of adults, or, if I'm lucky, maybe there'll be one picture of a larvae. At this time of year, I'm finding lots of eggs. Can anyone recommend a good website or book with pictures of common insects at all stages?


Subject: RE: Insect Identification
From: V Whaley
Zone: 4b
Date: 15-Feb-07 07:27 AM EST

Try Pests, Diseases & Disorders of Garden Plants, 3ed.

By Buczacki and Harris and published by Collins. ISBN 0 00 719682 2

Excellent book as everything you want to know and more.


Subject: RE: Insect Identification
From: Nancy
Zone: 5
Date: 18-Feb-07 07:15 PM EST

Try this site.....

http://www.whatsthatbug.com/

There're several lists of caterpillars, along with some coccoon/chrysalis pictures.


Subject: RE: Insect Identification
From: Nancy
Zone: 5
Date: 18-Feb-07 07:15 PM EST

Try this site.....

http://www.whatsthatbug.com/

There're several lists of caterpillars, along with some coccoon/chrysalis pictures.


Subject: RE: Insect Identification
From: Jeanette
Zone: 8b
Date: 21-Feb-07 03:44 PM EST

Thanks for your recommendations. I'll check them all out. Jeanette.


Subject: RE:help re perenials/gr cover to plant over bulbs
From: Heli
Zone: 3a
Date: 21-Feb-07 09:51 PM EST

My rock garden is south facing & gets full sun. I planted hundreds of bulbs,tulips, crocus, hyacinths etc. 3 yrs ago. They are doing excellently, but most are spring bloomers. What perenials (24" or shorter) can I plant to bloom during the rest of the season (summer & fall). What are good ground covers that will allow the bulbs to grow up through them? I don't want to loose the bulbs.


Subject: RE: Insect Identification
From: Nancy
Zone: 5
Date: 24-Feb-07 06:15 PM EST

Hi Heli,

If you want attention to a new question, you are best to start a new thread, rather than adding an unrelated question to an existing thread. You can start a new post from the page that shows the list of thread names under the topics. I only revisted this thread because I'd posted earlier on it and saw that there were additions following mine.

Regarding your question, there should be a lot of perennials that would meet your needs. You'll want to verify they'll grow in your zone, but you might want to look at dianthus (pinks), sedums, lambs ears, and campanulas (bell flower), sapronaria (soapwort), scabiosa, cerastium, centaurea, aurinia. Many of these are low growing and would be compatible with your bulbs. If you are concerned about planting later in the season after the foliage has faded, I mark each clump with a golf tee so that I know not to dig into them when adding to the beds.


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