Thursday, July 31, 2014

Don't Give Up

I seem to have a theme going this week...

When I first moved here I planted several Asian Lilies.

They all got decimated by Asian Lily Beetles. My neighbors told me you have to use pesticides in order to have Lilies.

I won't use pesticides.

So several of the lilies died, others got dug up and replaced but a few ended up lost and ignored behind other plantings.

They're still getting eaten

But not as bad and for the past two years I've gotten blooms.

So maybe I should plant a few more, tucked in between other plants where, if the beetles eat them back no one (but me) will notice.

1 comment:

  1. I have the exact same problem here with the Lily Beetles, they are a real nuisance and I haven't found any organic solution other than to squash them. By the time I do that though, they're already caused most of the damage. That's a beautiful bloom on your Lily, I hope you get many more.