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Squash Bug Tea Anyone?

Can you find the Squash Bug in the photo?     Squash bugs ( Anasa tristis ) are probably the most destructive insect pest of squash and pumpkins in our area. They can also be a problem on cucumbers and melons. Squash Bugs hide under leaves and stems and may be hard to find. Sometimes they may even be low on the stem where it enters the soil.   Leave no leaf unturned to find them. Watering plants forces bugs up from their soil-stem feeding position. Squash bug eggs are small, brown, football shaped structures attached to leaf undersides. If you find’em squish’em.   Symptoms of squash bug infested plants include wilted leaves and / or plants and discolored leaves as well as dead or collapsing plants. Squash bugs are usually visible when watering as they emerge from the base of plants where the stem enters the soil.   Squash bugs damage plants by removing sap and causing leaves to wilt and collapse. Sap removal deprives the plant of needed nutrients

Come and Smell the Roses!

Come see our terrific selection of Roses blooming now at the nursery! We have many shrub and climbing roses available now including: Orange ‘N’ Lemons: an everblooming shrub rose with blooms of bright orange and splashed with yellow. It can grow 6’ – 8’ tall and wide. It is Hardy to USDA Zone 7.   Julia Child:   a shrub rose with yellow gold blooms and a scent of sweet licorice. This rose is everblooming and will grow to 3’ tall and wide. Hardy to USDA zone 6. Stormy Weather: a climbing rose with smoky purple double blooms. This everbloomer will grow 8’ – 10’ tall and wide and is Hardy to USDA zone 4.     Hot Cocoa: a shrub rose with red-chocolate brown flowers. This everbloomer grows 5’ tall and wide and is Hardy to USDA zone 5. Purple Splash: a climbing rose with beautiful purple petaled flowers with white ripples and a sweet apple aroma. This climber will reach 10’ – 14’ tall and wide, blooms all summer and is Hardy to USDA zone 5. Champla