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Enemies of the Garden

I spent the day in the garden – not gardening – but taking photo’s of all I see. I am looking through the lens of  my camera and using my hubby’s macro lens. Wow! You cannot believe what we miss with the naked eye. Here are some shots of the pests in my garden. The Grasshopper thingy was happily eating the leaves of my Quince tree. It could be a locust, so I will have to do some research on it. Do you know what is it?

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By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

2 replies on “Enemies of the Garden”

That looks like a grasshopper to me, but then I’m pretty much clueless about these things. Do you mean you only noticed him through the macro lens and not without? Thats a scarey thought – because then that means there could be all sorts of stuff on my plants I don’t even know about.

He does look like a grasshopper, but I want to make 100% sure. I just happened to spot him on my garden hunt. But the pests I saw better through the macro lens were on my Lemon Tree. I have had such problems with infestation of psylla and a white fluffy looking fungus on the underside of the leaves.

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