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Sunflowers
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by Carole
on April 13, 2015 at 6:41 AM
2-3 yrs ago I also saw these on my cherry tree and was very worried they were some scale insect or something... it was also a year of heavy aphid infestation and other pests in my veggie garden closeby. I kept watching and before I knew it had tons of ladybugs -- more than ever -- all over the tree and "feeding" off those little red bumps... I am amazed how each year there is something new to learn about the garden and how everything is connected.
Reply by Stephen I Morse
on April 13, 2015 at 12:00 PM
This was a "new" one for me too... hadn't ever hears of this until preparing the blog... a very interesting phenomenon... and you've apparently seen that it really works...amazing how everything seems to be connected in the survival process... and I do love cherries... although with our mild winter and drought apparently California cherry crop will be down 70%... let alone the vinegar fly worm problem... looks like cherry trees are going to be a "memory" to bore my grandchildren with... "...you mean cherries actually grow on trees?..."  
 
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