Echinacea Photos forum: Milkshake

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ImageSnapshot
Jul 4, 2015 9:14 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
This is my 4 years old plant, a fantastic double white. The second picture is Milkshake #2 a second year plant with Salsa Red.
Thumb of 2015-07-05/Snapshot/d66241
Thumb of 2015-07-05/Snapshot/f8da7c
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageNJBob
Jul 5, 2015 6:29 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Very nice . Mine are full of buds and should open soon. For some reason it is one of the few doubles that does not have mite problems.
Imageconeflower620
Jul 5, 2015 7:08 PM CST
Name: Lee
Madison, WI
Lookin' good. It's like a white version of Hot Papaya! Thumbs up My three year is probably a week out.
ImageSnapshot
Jul 5, 2015 8:40 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
coneflower620 wrote:Lookin' good. It's like a white version of Hot Papaya! Thumbs up My three year is probably a week out.


I have both together but hot Papaya doesn’t compare in the number of blooms. Milkshake blooms all summer but my Hot Papaya blooms early then stops.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
LorettaNJ
Jul 5, 2015 10:29 PM CST
This is my favorite echinacea but mine has mites this year. Sad
ImageSnapshot
Jul 5, 2015 10:35 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
LorettaNJ wrote:This is my favorite echinacea but mine has mites this year. Sad


I have little trouble with mites but lots of trouble with sunflower moth larvae. Especially in the singles.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
LorettaNJ
Jul 5, 2015 10:44 PM CST
Does it look like this? This was on a dahlia a couple of years ago but I never knew what kind of borer it was.
Thumb of 2015-07-06/LorettaNJ/6de4c9
ImageSnapshot
Jul 5, 2015 10:56 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
LorettaNJ wrote:Does it look like this? This was on a dahlia a couple of years ago but I never knew what kind of borer it was.
Thumb of 2015-07-06/LorettaNJ/6de4c9


No. Tiny worms that eat pollen. They'll eventually destroy the cones. You'll see a fine web between the petals first then you will see the worms in the cone. Tomorrow I'll get a close up photo and post it.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
LorettaNJ
Jul 5, 2015 11:12 PM CST
Thanks, that sounds worse.
ImageSnapshot
Jul 5, 2015 11:18 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Maybe it's a Kansas pest? After all we ARE the sunflower state. Hilarious!
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
LorettaNJ
Jul 5, 2015 11:34 PM CST
Lol! It doesn't look like we are that lucky here in the "Garden State."
"The range of sunflower moth is from Mexico and Cuba to Canada. It is usually found in all regions where wild or domesticated sunflowers ( Helianthus ) grow." So they say.


ImageSnapshot
Jul 6, 2015 11:28 AM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
LorettaNJ wrote:Lol! It doesn't look like we are that lucky here in the "Garden State."
"The range of sunflower moth is from Mexico and Cuba to Canada. It is usually found in all regions where wild or domesticated sunflowers ( Helianthus ) grow." So they say.




It's quite damaging as the picture shows.
Thumb of 2015-07-06/Snapshot/1faa1a
Thumb of 2015-07-06/Snapshot/a34344
Thumb of 2015-07-06/Snapshot/a6e2b1
Thumb of 2015-07-06/Snapshot/284b0e
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
LorettaNJ
Jul 6, 2015 8:11 PM CST
Oh my gosh! That is depressing! Have you tried anything for them?
ImageSnapshot
Jul 6, 2015 9:12 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
LorettaNJ wrote:Oh my gosh! That is depressing! Have you tried anything for them?


When I found out what it was I tried to control them to no avail. It was then that I realized that the pesticide to control them is the one that is killing the honeybee so I stopped using it. Now I just wait until the flower is badly infested and remove it.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageNJBob
Jul 11, 2015 7:42 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Thumb of 2015-07-12/NJBob/ef41b2
Started to flower a couple of days ago . You can see how bad the mite damage is on the bud behind it.
ImageSnapshot
Jul 12, 2015 12:26 AM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
This is from today. A beautiful and reliable double white. 3 years old and flourishing.
Thumb of 2015-07-12/Snapshot/bcbf71
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright

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