Plant of the Week – July 26
Posted July 26, 2010 14:49h in Plant of the Week 3 Comments
Zelkova serrata ‘Goshiki’ photo credit: J. Coceano
Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Lord Baltimore’ photo credit: J. Coceano
Cunninghamia lanceolata ‘Glauca’ photo credit: J. Coceano
Adina rubella photo credit: J. Coceano
Aubree CheriePosted at 18:34h, 26 July
Ooo, I love the photo of Zelkova serrata ‘Goshiki’! I’ve never seen it before but it’s pretty stunning.
Nancy YerginPosted at 08:42h, 27 July
Lord Baltimore isn’t blooming yet in my zone 5 NW PA garden in Forest County. This is an August bloomer for me.
This is the first year that I’ve seen barely a handful of Japanese Beetles enjoying this showy hibiscus buds and leaves (or other garden favorites) instead of the usual ravenous horde. Anyone else seeing fewer J. beetles this summer?
Bill CostelloPosted at 10:21h, 27 July
The Japanese beetles have been few and far between here at the Scott Arboretum this year. My thought is that the extremely hot dry spells this spring and early summer disrupted the late stage larval development, pupation and adult emergence, either by dessication or by making the soil extremely hard to move through.
Fewer adults in the previous year could also be a cause for smaller populations this year. Last year the extremely wet soils probably drown most of the developing beetles.