Just knew it was too good to last! The nice shower we got over the weekend was apparently enough to soften the soil so the Japanese beetles could emerge, and out they came. I saw this one on a rose bush, then found 6 more on the seedling celosia still waiting to be planted. So, the battle begins! I know the Japanese beetles love to burrow into the buds and flowers, but what’s making the spots on the leaves? Your input appreciated.
The rain is too late for the wild black raspberries that grow all around our property’s woodland edges. They are ripe, but extremely small and dried out and not worth the time picking but hopefully the rain will help the blackberries swell into luscious berries.
I’m off to tie up melon vines and tomato branches. You wouldn’t believe how much they’ve grown just since it’s rained a bit. And, I’ll bet the peas need picking again, too!