I have been pruning, watering, fertilizing and weeding our front garden this Spring and Summer. The Azaleas and Mountain Laurel were long overdue in the haircut department, so they were lopped back to the point that I was not sure that they would recover. Fear not! They are coming along just fine. We have two glorious Crepe Myrtles in the front garden. All of their new growth was hit hard by the Easter freeze, but they were resprouting nicely and I had high hopes of some late blooms. I went out to chat them up a bit the other day, and just look what I found:That's about enough to turn my stomach!! Those darned Japanese Beetles have been having a free-for-all at the expense of my Crepe Myrtle! YIKES!!!!
Wonder how those lacy leaves would look sunprinted? May as well make lemonade from lemons, right?
Well, I don't have time for that right now, but wondered if you have Japanese Beetles where you live? If you do, what do you do to prevent such extreme damage as this? If you don't have them, tell me where you live, and I may just come join you!!!