Elizabeth has secured a spot for us in tonight's Squad 6 at the Bucks game. They are the famous cheering section of SUPER fans that get loud and rowdy at every home game. I don't think they have any idea that I have NEVER gotten loud and rowdy and ANY sporting event in my entire life. I am the guy that quietly sits and sips on my $15 vodka soda hoping I don't accidentally cheer for the wrong team. At least I have my very own "Fear The Deer" T-Shirt! GO BUCKS!
Kidd I was at the game last night with my husband and kids in the nose bleed section and spotted you the second you got to the Squad 6! How did I know..cuz you were the only one not cheering. But I will forgive you. My kids and I have a 25 minute drive to school in the am and listen to the mix and you both feel like family. Elizabeth you rock! I wanted to come over and take Kidd's spot when he left after the first quarter! It was the first time my kids have been to a Bucks game and they had a blast even though the game got a little aggressive at the end! Kidd - Elizabeth can explain :) Thanx for such a great show in the morning!
Eco-friendly Control of Thrips
Poorly developed flowers, stunted plants and silvery streaks on leaves are indications thrips may be feeding on your plants.
These tiny insects have file-like mouthparts they use to puncture the outer surface of leaves, stems and flowers and suck out plant sap. They are very small and difficult to detect. Hold a white piece of paper under the plant and shake. Or remove the petals of damaged flowers, place in a sealed jar with 70% alcohol and shake the jar to dislodge and detect the pests.
Control is difficult and often not needed as the damage is discovered after the thrips have finished feeding.
Provide the proper growing conditions and care for your plants. Avoid excess nitrogen that promotes lush succulent growth these pests prefer. And remove spent flowers that tend to harbor the insects. Manage weeds in the garden and keep thrip-susceptible plants away from weedy areas where the pest populations tend to be high.
A bit more information: Beneficial insects like predatory thrips, green lacewings, minute pirate bugs and some parasitic wasps feed upon plant damaging thrips. Invite these good bugs into the garden by planting a diversity of plants and avoiding persistent pesticides. Visit the University of California IPM online for more details on this pest.
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If you ever get a chance to see Milwaukee from the water...do it! I don't know what it is about the water but everything looks beautiful when you're on the water. I took these over the weekend and just looking at them calms me. We have a beautiful city enjoy it and enjoy what's left of summer:)