Thursday Doors

On Monday, I mentioned I was going to Brookgreen Gardens for a lecture on insects. So, let’s start off the year with a gate to a lush demonstration garden in the Low Country where I attended the lecture.

What were the top three things I learned from the Clemson Extension agent on insects? They have many of the same bugs we deal with in New England, bugs are becoming resistant to insecticides, and read the label carefully or you’ll kill the bees and butterflies as well.

It was a good learning opportunity, and if aΒ picture is worth a thousand words, and this one does the job pretty darn well.

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Have questions about insects and chemicals? Look up your local Cooperative Extension and contact them. In NH, we have Ask UNH Extension, and we can walk in, email, or call, and a volunteer staff of Master Gardeners will do the research for you and get back with an answer. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

Before I left, I also grabbed the first shot of the turtles. Have a great Thursday. 😎 🐒

Like doors, or gates in this case? Check out Norm Frampton’s,
Thursday Doors, January 9, 2020.

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43 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. I love that gate! And the information about the insects is good to know.

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  2. Wonderful gate! And yes, good information about insects.

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  3. Murphy's Law says:

    You made my day with the photo of the turtles on the log! I love these guys.

    That’s a spiffy looking gate. Sounds like you picked up a lot of good info on insects and chemicals. Good to know. Brookgreen Gardens has provided you with a wealth of information….many thanks for passing it on to us.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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  4. It looks like a nice well kept garden, making me wish for the growing season. Love those turtles!

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  5. Wonderful turtle shot, Judy. πŸ™‚ Love the rustic gate and the informative research image.

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  6. Oddment says:

    You’re right: that diagram is worth a thousand words and perhaps is even scarier than words could be. Of course all of us who follow your blog know that those turtles have been watching for you and were ready with their pose. I love the reflections, and I think the turtles do too. I also love those garden gates, not to mention the garden within. I can almost forget it’s January!

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  7. Joyce says:

    OMGOSH! THE TURTLES! πŸ™‚ – what a life – while you go back home and deal with weeds and bugs and replanting, these lil guys just chill in the sun on their community log and wait for you and your camera to return! Yep – what a life!
    But seriously. The loss of pollinators and now resistant pernicious insects – scientists who warn of a threatened food supply are not kidding. We all need to do our share. You are educating us right here, and I pass on what I learn from you to my grandchildren and they are very receptive.

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    • I was thinking of you while trying to get a decent shot of the turtles. I actually went there three times to finally get one I could use. πŸ™‚ Yes, the entire subject of spraying for pests has reached an entirely new level. Instead of just grabbing the container, we need to read the ingredients, do a little research, and then make a ‘good’ decision. I’m certainly not saying it is easy because it is not. Hand picking Japanese beetles is not something I enjoy, but I have been doing it to avoid spraying. We really have boxed ourselves in, and I certainly hope there is help coming for our grandchildren’s generation.


  8. Ogee says:

    One simple little infographic that shows how our actions are all connected. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Not sure if the turtles were sunning themselves or posing for you… I’m going with posing just for you. That is a great-looking gate, and the diagram is a good reminder to us that our actions have consequences.

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  10. Good looking gate, but the turtles and those reflections!!! Love those!

    The information and visual was great!

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  11. Rose says:

    Oh, LOVE the turtles…the others just make me long for the growing season.

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  12. Cute turtles…and yes always think of the bees before using chemicals

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  13. JT Twissel says:

    Love those turtles on a log! Great way to start the year!

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  14. Nice gate, but I love the turtles. Good diagram as well. I know you’re enjoying it all.


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  15. joey says:

    Lovely πŸ™‚ Turtles are wonderful and cute, sunbathing turtles are especially cute!


  16. slfinnell says:

    Great info share on the Extension offices. We began our reliance on them back in my 4-H days and still hang on to their expertise. Great folks!

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  17. DrJunieper says:

    Love seeing these kind of garden gates in a residentiai neighborhood. – so homey – my daughter has one that looks similar. This one is higher though. The turtles? Priceless. A happ New garden Year to you!

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  18. TCast says:

    Ohhhh, my attention was shifted to those turtles. 🐒 🐒 🐒 🐒


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  19. Ally Bean says:

    Beautiful photos for the challenge. Garden gates are a lovely subset of doors. Plus it’s great to see a sunflower in January when they are just a dream around here.

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  20. Dan Antion says:

    A warm gate, not blocked by snow and ice – how nice, Judy. The infographic on pesticides is simple, but it really does make you think. I love the picture of the turtles. Keep enjoying your extra spring.

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  21. Norm 2.0 says:

    I love that garden gate but I have to say the turtle convoy is big time smile-inducing πŸ˜€

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  22. Gates make wonderful Thursday Doors as they are usually found in interesting settings. That shot of the turtles is fabulous.

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  23. The gate is cool, but the turtles are cute.

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  24. Nancy says:

    The gate is perfect for Thursday Doors! Sorry that I am so late for the party but… it’s been a busy week here! Hugs!

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  25. Nancy says:

    And those turtles! ❀️

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  26. Karen says:

    Love how the turtles all line up in a row facing the sun. UNH Extension helped us so much when we had our apple orchards…they were invaluable. Hope you are having wonderful sunny days.

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