Saturday, August 15, 2009

Life on the terrace








Can you hear the stamping of thousands of tiny feet?

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6 comments:

  1. If those weren't aphids I'd be dumbstruck by their beauty. But I'm a petty, petty gardener who has no qualms about getting rid of them, in all their technicolor glory. Aphids must die! (Or at least eat somewhere else.)

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  2. I have the same black swallowtail catapillar crewing on my rue plant this 2nd year. I actually enjoy seeing it turn from an egg to hatching into a butterfly.

    As for the aphids. I don't want any on my tomato plant. I got spider mites covering 90% of my plant. This is a great picture of aphids lined up.

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  3. Are we going to be reading recipes that include aphids now? I haven't recovered from the swallowtail eggs yet....

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  4. Ellen, Vince took an amazing macro of these little soldiers...eek, creepy. These were too much for me, and rather than squish them all (my favoured method), I chopped the lily stems, which are kind of needed for food production :-(

    Hi McSquare, nice to see you here :-) You're clever. Next year I will plant rue for them. I don't eat rue.

    Qc yes, I swear I could hear them chanting left right left right

    Rachel, what do you mean? Aphid sorbet is delicious!!!! - the palest of apple greens...

    Thank you FF Gal :-)

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