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Pest Alert: Lily Leaf Beetle

WI DATCP reports that the distinctive red lily leaf beetle has been found for the first time in the state in Marathon Co. and Marshfield. Both the adults and slug-like larvae (covered in their own black excrement for protection) of this imported pest feeds on true lilies (genus Lilium) and fritillaries (Fritillaria). If you have any Asiatic, Oriental, Easter, Turk's cap and tiger lilies in your garden, check to be sure this beelte hasn't arrived in your neighborhood.

See http://datcp.wi.gov/uploads/Press_Releases/pdf/LilyLeafBeetle.pdf for the complete press release.


Cucumber Beetles

In late summer and fall, cucumber beetles – and similar corn rootworms – are common visitors to squash and cucumber flowers. They are not pollinators, but actually eat the petals, and sometimes the plant foliage. The cucumber beetles are important pests because they also can tramsit diseases. To learn more about all of these beetles, read this article...

False Solomon’s Seal, Maianthemum racemosum

Solomon’s seals are great native woodland plants to add to any shade garden. False Solomon’s seal looks very similar to the “true” Solomon’s seal, but the two are easily distinguished by the shape and location of the flowers and berries. Learn more about Maianthemum racemosum (false Solomon's seal)  in this article...

Euphorbia Diamond Frost®

Need an airy plant that blooms for a long time but is very low maintenance? Euphorbia Diamond Frost® is a great little plant that requires little care yet continues to flower all season and combines well with almost any other garden plant. Learn more about this tough but dainty looking tender perennial in this article…

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