They say, I picture is worth a thousand words.
Two nights ago, I made a point to check on the peach trees. (We currently have 7) There were 3 or 4 Japanese beetles on the tree.
3 or 4!
Made a mental note to pick peaches on Saturday (three days later). Would rather pick them before they were 100% ripe than wait and let the Japanese beetles get them.
When I got home from work last night, this is what I saw:
Crazy just how much things can change in just two days.
Funny, this morning I was reading along in one of the on line gardening groups I belong to. Someone shared their garden this year was a “bust” ie. complete failure… Half a dozen other gardeners then said the same thing. Several different reasons, but all experiencing the same thing. Reading those several comments actually encouraged me. I was encouraged because, failure goes part and parcel with life.
I can focus on the nasty beetles (and I sometimes do) or I can look @ our Cortland trees this season, limbs loaded with fruit, that the beetles have left alone and be thankful.
Sometimes I hit it out of the park, and other times….