Monthly Archives: July 2014

Hanging by a thread

Japanese beetles hatched recently from the turf in the Arboretum Grass Collection and are “piling on” and hanging by a thread on this ‘Shenandoah’ switchgrass flower on July 15, 2014. Japanese beetle adults do not eat grasses, but they congregate … Continue reading

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Edging Makes a Difference

With the help of great volunteers, 2 of the grass beds are edged and beautiful! Weed free, with a new mulched path, the collection is looking great!

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Landscape Fabric lives Forever

Greg Nelson, fabulous volunteer, removed this huge 27 year old landscape fabric from one of the Grass Collection beds this morning. Yeah Greg!! Just when you are sure its gone, it appears under roots, soil and seems to multiple. We … Continue reading

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Japanese Beetles are out

Here is the first Japanese beetle I have seen in 2014. Is is resting on giant miscanthus in the Grass Collection at the Arboretum. Japanese beetles do not feed on ornamental grass foliage, they just rest there, while looking for … Continue reading

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