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Dec 5, 2014 1:34 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Michigan UP (Zone 4b or 5a)
Promise, we HAVE moved through quite a few different subjects recently, haven't we !

You've had quite a year with the bugs... we had a horrible summer for mosquitoes, with a very wet spring and summer here. And we also have a lot of wasps around -- last year they built a very large nest inside my greenhouse, down near the bottom of a bin that I use to corral some of my stakes and poles, which is at the back end of the GH, so I didn't realize they were there until they were really having a population explosion. They were so aggressive that I couldn't even get a good look at the nest, never mind spray it with wasp spray; ended up dragging the hose in, shoving the end into the bin, and flooding them out. Drowned a lot of the workers, and I saw the queen crawling up the handle of a small rake that was standing up in the bin so I was able to give her a blast of spray. This past summer I didn't have any wasp (well, they were actually hornets) activity in the GH at all, which made me very happy!! Normally I'm all for living with nature, but those things are just too aggressive and nasty to be sharing my GH.

Erica and Terese, I'm curious to try the cat thyme now, too! I had found the same site that Teresa posted the link for, there don't seem to be very many sources; and I agree, Terese, that we likely couldn't get seeds from them in time for this swap Sad (Maybe next year!)
"I am still learning"~~ Michelangelo
National Gardening Association

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