Wednesday, September 3rd from 10am to 1pm Zeidler Union Square, Downtown Milwaukee
Join 99.1 The Mix at the Westown Farmers’ Market at Zeidler Union Square in Downtown Milwaukee Wednesday from 10am to 1pm. Spend your Wednesday’s shopping local at the Westown Farmers’ Market!
Milwaukee County ZOO's Heritage Family Farm Weekend
September 6th and 7th, from 9:30am to 3:30pm each day. Milwaukee County ZOO: 10001 W. Blue Mound Rd. Directions
Family Farm Weekend is a fall tradition. It is sponsored by the wisconsin milk marketing board. Located in the northwestern mutual family farm, this annual event features fun for the whole family! See What life is like down on their Farm! Take part in a variety of farming related activities on the Zoo's working dairy farm. Enjoy Live music, ice cream making, basket weaving and other craft and food demonstrations. Kids under ten and under seventy pounds can participate in the mini-tractor pull. Elizabeth Kay from The MIX will be there both days with prizes!
Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure
Milwaukee Art Museum
Make sure to come out and join us at the Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure! Click here to register!
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:)