The Peach Redleaf Seedling that is used as a rootstock (not for its fruit quality) actually has the ability to produce a not-half-bad peach. A little on the tart side, though.
These just showed up one day late August, by the hundreds, and hung out.
Back in April when every day brought tentative tornado weather we had several scares like these. Fortunately nothing too terrible came through our area. Thoughts went out to those who were not as fortunate.
If you needed a reason to hate cicadas more than for their noise…
This is what is referred to as a cicada sting in a tree. They basically scratch the heck out of the bark, causing very visible damage, and they lay their eggs in this sting. Their whole life cycle progresses from there. It leaves a hefty scar on your tree in the meantime.
The trouble with soil is that things grow in it.
Even if you didn’t want them or plant them there.
Ever wonder if you have a Peach Twig Borer? Look no further.
A good 3 weeks of July was spent in Florida… coming back brought surprises!
Some things were still doing pretty well despite the summer diseases/insects
Late June/early July… time for disease and insect damage!