The sign of a good gardener is not a green thumb, it is brown knees.
West central Michigan along the lakeshore.
"My body is a temple - unfortunately, it's a fixer-upper."
"And no, I'm NOT being snarky."
Zone 7a, Culpeper, Virginia
Zone 7b Southeastern PA
quote:Originally posted by brownrexx:I would never kill wasps unless they were living inside my house. They are well known predators of insects which they catch and return to their paper nests to feed their larvae. They are some of the "good guys".
quote:Originally posted by Some dude in jersey:Thanks Claude, we'll try that next springBrown, My wife and I discussed this thread about the hornet problem over dinner, and agree your reply makes perfect sense. Next season we'll hang the feeders for the hummingbirds, when the Hornets show up, we'll move them to the rear flower garden away from the yard activites. She already has quite a few perennials planted in the dogbone bed and plans to plant a lot more varieties to naturally draw in the hummers. Thanks for helping us see it your way Here's a pic of the dogbone bed, early on, hopefully I sized it right this time, the rear flower garden is in the back to the left a few hundred feet away