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Trimming Pots and Baskets for Blooms all Summer
If you see these chew marks and flowering slows down considerably, suspect the budworm is at work! They love plants such as petunias, callies, potato vine and creeping jenny.
For an organic control use Bt, a natural bacteria that wont allow the worm to grow. Spray one to two times per week.
For a one time application, use a systemic insecticide.
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Bagworms on your evergreen trees and shrubs can often be mistaken for small pine cones. The larvae live inside their "bags" and are very destructive to foliage. Late summer is the time to remove them by hand picking before the larvae hatch. Carry a bag with you as you walk around your garden and remove from your landscape.