Monday, January 15, 2007


I need some bugs. Venus Fly Trap is hungry.
I thought I could find at least a fruit fly for her. We must have a spider or a moth someplace.
I am hunting for a bug!


Saucy said...

Hello friend. Good luck with that plant. The only thing I know about those is that they shouldn't have tap water, only distilled water. I don't know where you can find a bug in this weather!

Q said...

Hi Saucy,
No bugs outside that is for sure!
I am thinking of getting a few bananas and seeing if I can draw some fruit flies in!
I have been giving Miss Flytrap water from the tea kettle after it has boiled and cooled. Thank you for the reminder!
I was thinking with all the plants inside and now flower bulbs I would need a couple of Venus Flytraps for bug control.
The trials of the indoor gardener!

Michael said...


Just on They had some ideas for the upcoming springtime. Thought you and your readers might appreciate the natural suggestions that they offer...

• Kill weeds in driveway cracks with boiling water
• Sprinkle natural grade diatomaceous earth in pest hiding places and entry points
• Sprinkle corn gluten meal on turf grass to inhibit root formation during germination of annual weeds such as dandelions and crabgrass
• Pour boiling water into ant mounds – do early in morning when colony is closer to surface
• To kill weeds over larger areas, cover with black or clear plastic, secure to ground, and leave for 4 to 6 weeks. Resulting elevated temperatures will kill subsurface roots and seeds.


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Q said...

Hello Michael, is a great resource. Thank you for reminding me of it.
I have gone to the birds of late.
After Backyard Bird count in February I hope to start winter sowing. Right now the deck is full of birds. I think the mini greenhouses would have trouble with birds perching up on them.
Mocking Bird is taking a break from chasing Starlings today. Looks as if I am on bird management again. I read that the Northern Flicker eats ants! Hope they stay around as I always have plenty of ants in the spring and summer.
Happy bird songs to you,