Showing posts with label Popillia japonica. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Popillia japonica. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

1000 posts and counting??



1000 blog posts and counting?

To what shall I compare this life of ours?
         Even before I can say
         it is like a lightning flash or a dewdrop
         it is no more.
                           -    Sengai

Seems to me not so long ago that I started to write in my blog about 
our garden in Guildwood, flowers, garden books, my trips, invasive plants and insects. 
Invasive plants including Dog-strangling vines   
(black swallowwort and pale swallowwort ) and Phragmites (common reed or European Reed)
threatening Ontario’s biodiversity 
Insects especially the Emerald Ashborer EAB (Agrilus planipennis) 
destroying thousands of trees in Ontario and Quebec.
Another very invasive beetle the Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) creating havoc in our gardens.
I wrote about the  environment, my concern about pollution and started cleanups
along our shoreline of Lake Ontario and parks in 2007
http://www.shorelinecleanup.ca/en/award
Discovered the first lichens in our parks and I started to learn more about them.
Nature fascinated me more and more...
The garden blogger community around the world inspired me to create new spaces around our house.
I am very grateful for your visits and thank you for your comments.
Facebook, Pinterest and other social platforms have replaced many blogs but
I believe that there is room for a blog like mine showing how beautiful our nature is.

The collages below - a small collection of pictures from the past 10 years ... enjoy!!



Point Pelee National Park,  Leamington, Ontario

 Kincardine on Lake Huron, Ontario 
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"Laetus in praesens animus quod ultra est oderit curare et amara lento temperet risu. 

Nihil est ab omni parte beatum. 
Joyful let the soul be in the present, let it disdain to trouble about what is beyond 
and temper bitterness with a laugh. 
Nothing is blessed forever."

-  Horace
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

William Baffin - Canadian Explorer Rose


 

It has been said by many northern gardeners, that if you need a really hardy climbing rose, William Baffin is your best bet.
It has been grown successfully as far north as Zone 2b!
It is also very resistant to powdery mildew and blackspot.
Blossoms have a semi-double form and a deep-pink color but  only slightly fragrant..
This rose blooms profusely in mid June to early/mid July, with clusters of up to 30 blossoms.
It repeats its bloom a bit more sporadically until frost.
William Baffin is the hardiest repeat-blooming climber available for northern gardeners.

 Unfortunately the Japanese Beetle caused a lot of damage after June 2011 to   my roses and the whole garden.
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Ein wenig Sonnenschein und die ersten Rosen blühen!!
Diese liebliche Rose wurde nach dem englischen Seefahrer und Entdecker William Baffin (1584 - 1622) benannt.
Eine sehr robuste Rose, die während des ganzen Sommers blüht und unsere sehr kalten Winter gut verträgt. 
Leider wurden alle Rosen,  im vergangenen Jahr von dem Japanischen Käfer befallen,  der grosse Schaden im ganzen Garten anrichtete.
 


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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Month of July is almost over...Monat Juli ist fast vorbei...

Thank you to all my blog visitors, love to read your comments.
Hope to have more time to visit your blogs as well.
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News from our Guildwood garden and Guildwood Village....
Our Maxi celebrated his birthday on July 20, 2011
with a serving of tuna and a long nap in the garden.
His world seems to be just great.
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Vielen Dank für Eure Kommentare auf meinem Blog, die ich sehr gern lese.
Ich habe jetzt bestimmt mehr Zeit, Eure Blogs zu besuchen.
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Neues von unserem Guildwood Garten und Guildwood Village.
Zuerst die guten Nachrichten:
Unser Maxi feierte seinen 10. Geburtstag mit einer Portion Thunfisch
und einem langen Nickerchen im Garten.
Seine Welt sieht recht gut aus.

 More good news from the garden...
In spite of a long heatwave with soaring temperatures up to 38 Celsius,
our garden survived the dry spell with a lot of water from our water irrigation system
I installed a few years ago.

 Trotz der langen, anhaltenden Hitzeperiode, mit Temperaturen bis zu 38 Celsius, hat unser Garten, durch meine selbsteingebaute Wasserirrigation, diese Trockenheit gut überstanden.

White Annabell hydrangea and below Clematis Mme. Julia Correvon and Star of India.
Unten: Weiße Annabell Hortensie und Clematis Mme. Julia Correvon und Star of India..

  Around our house we have three different shade garden. Hopefully I can expand
the front area of our house during  the next year.
 Below: 
Courtyard - side entrance to our backyard, before used for car parking and garbage container storage.
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Wir haben drei verschiedene Schattengarten rund um unser Haus.
Das Beet vor unserem Haus, hoffe ich im kommenden  Jahr zu vergrössern. 
                Unten: Nr. 1 Seitengarten, früher ein Parkplatz für das Auto und Mülltonnen.

Another shady area...
  Shade garden in front our house shows many different flowers and plants. Very lovely indeed.
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Ein weiter Schattengarten:
 Er ist vor dem Haus gelegen und zeigt viele unterschiedliche Pflanzen. Gefällt uns gut.

Below: the flower beds feature Astilbe and Hosta plants.
Unten: Die Gartenbeete beinhalten Astilben und Hosta Pflanzen.

Behind our house is another shade garden  located under a spruce tree with potted cedars,
hosta plants and a bowl of water for animals.
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Hinter unserem Haus liegt ein Schattengarten
unter einer Tanne mit Zedern in grossen Pflanzgefäßen,
hier sind Hosta Pflanzenzu sehen und eine Wasserschale für Tiere.

New decorations for our house - a wreath and heart.
Love the hearts.. they are presents from my daughter Eva-Maria in Sweden:)
Tacka dig väldigt mycket!!

 Ein neuer Blumenkranz und Herzdekoration für die Haustür.
Die Herzchen stammen aus Schweden und sind ein Geschenk meiner Tochter Eva-Maria. 
Vielen Dank und Tacka dig väldigt mycket!!


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What else is to report from our garden? 
Interested in insekts? Found some interesting ones:)
Was gibt es sonst Neues von unserem Garten? 
Interessiert an Insekten? Habe einige gefunden :)




  Looper Caterpillar feeding on geranium flowers.


 Thistle caterpillars injure plants by defoliation. Adult is the Painted Lady butterfly.

 Japanese Beetles, the most damaging beetle in our garden this year.
This is the first year, I have seen so many Japanese Beetle feeding on roses, canna leaves, dahlia flowers and many other plants. 
Right now, I have no flowering roses or dahlias in the garden.
To fight the infestation I shake the plant, this scares the beetle and they fall to the ground.
Collected beetles are killed a container filled with soapy water.
For more information how to control this beetle:
http://www.ghorganics.com/JapaneseBeetle.html
“Japanischer Käfer” heißt dieser kleine Käfer, der 1912 von Japan in die USA eingeschleppt wurde. Seitdem breitet er sich in den Westen der USA und Kanada aus. Im Gegnsatz zu Japan hat er keine natürlichen Feinde. Bei uns haben die Käfer grossen Schaden angerichtet.
Ich habe fast blühenden keine Rosen oder Dahlia mehr.


Have a wonderful weekend!!
Wünsche Euch allen ein erholsames Wochenende!!