Columbine and the Miners

The flowers are delicate and complex.

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The seed pods resemble green jesters’ hats.

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The leaves…ugly, whitish and sickly.

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I hate leafminers.  I got so disgusted with them that I chopped down the infected plants.

No use feeding the enemy!     Leaf miners are larvae of a tiny fly.

The fly lays its eggs on the leaves.  The hatched larvae eat their way through the middle of the leaf’s layers.

The flowers are so beautiful,

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but the leaves look ravaged.

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No pesticides for this gardener,

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so chop chop chop.

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Little Lanterns Columbine, Aquilegia canadensis ‘Little Lanterns’

I’ll just take photos of the blooms this spring.

 

 

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