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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Angelwing Begonia cuttings...


Little Angelwing Begonia cuttings from the mother plant...aren't they so darling with their cute little wings!!!

How are you all doing on this near end-of-the-week evening? Tomorrow is FERTILIZER FRIDAY, which our blogger friend, Tootsie, of Tootsie Time blog advocates! I really love the idea of that...just get out there and frickin fertilize every Friday! It makes it seem easy and fun. I do have one little confession though, Tootsie...I have never done it! I feel like tomorrow might be my Friday though...my St Augustine grass is in desperate need!

My neighbor is fighting chinch bugs, and she mixed up a solution of Borax and water and sprayed the areas, thinking it may kill the chinch bugs, and lo and behold, he has green grass growing back in! He may have found a good solution that might not be as bad for the environment as pesticides. I know Borax will kill fleas in your house by causing them to dry up after they eat it. The soapy part of the Borax idea seems like it would green up your lawn as well. Any ideas on this??? I am looking for more natural lawn care ideas. I like that one guy...Jerry Baker... he advocated using a beer solution on your lawn...but I wonder how much that could run me!!! LOL! It might be fun to fertilize your lawn and yourself at the same time with that stuff...oh maybe I could use my Cactus/Lime Beer.....hmmmmm.....

9 comments:

Aiyana said...

There's a post day for everything! Fertilizer Friday is the funniest one yet! The first thing I thought of was a day reserved for slinging you-know-what across cyberspace!

Aiyana

Hermes said...

Angelwings are lovely, chinch bugs (whatever they are) sound awful.

Green thumb said...

The Beer idea sounds fantastic! There cannot be a more humanitarian way of getting rid of those pesky pests, and,i guess even the pests are gonna love to die!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I just love Angelwing Begonias. I had a fancy one that was huge and a big storm blew it over and broke it to pieces. I will have to start another one this summer.

As to lawn care. I don't do it. Ours gets mowed. I wouldn't waste good beer on the lawn. Ha...

Outside In said...

Why not fertilize the lawn and yourself at the same time with beer..
ha ha, well at least you'll be a happier gardener..

Darla said...

Where has Tootsie been anyway? Jerry Baker does have some interesting suggestions!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Darling Begonia. Chinch Bug is not what I want to hear or have this year. I hope that my lawn will not get it this year. Hubby will be away overseas this Summer and that is usually his job. So I have no clue what he used on the lawn, but have heard him complain about those darn bugs. But thanks for the borax and water solution tip. How much of each?

Julie said...

Bobbie Lynn- I asked my neighbor what the proportions were, and he said he just mixed some together! Not much help! I will try a weaker solution and work my way up!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Thanks Julie. I will have so Borax on hand just in case. : )