I’ve got questions for you this Monday morning, lovely readers.
First up: the fluffy white cocoon I found on my zucchini plant.
What is it? Will it emerge a moth or butterfly or…?
Second: the spots on my heucheras.
What’s the deal here? Is it rot from water sitting on the leaves? Sunburn? None of the above?
Sassy Gardener says
While I apologize for not being able to answer any of your questions, the **real** question in my mind is how do you, as a gardener, have such beautiful nails and hands?!? I’m impressed.
The fluffy cocoon — moth, I think. I don’t think it’ll harm the plant, even though it’s not very aesthetic. I’ve had other bug problems this year. Something is eating my hollyhocks, and it’s not the rabbit.
Sassy gardener – that cracked me up. I *do* have good hands and nails, if I may say so myself. It’s genetics – my mom has nails that are as hard as, well, nails. And I’ve inherited those. Sometimes it’s a pain – I have to use those big toenail clippers to cut through my fingernails!
Daisy – hmmm. That’s what I was suspecting. I have a mind to put it in a jar (with holes!) and observe, like we used to do in school!
Robin (Bumblebee) says
Well, this seems to be the day for “Help me, what is this?” I did the very same thing with two mystery plants I am trying to identify!
I wish I could help. Sadly, I am (once again) clueless. But I’ll be back to check in because I get every creature, plague, pest and disease known out here in rural Southern Maryland.
the heuchera issue looks like sunburn to me, though I’m no expert!
Annie in Austin says
Your leaf looks like a Mulberry to me. Can you tell from this photo?
You could keep the leaf & chrysalis in an old fishbowl or something, putting in a twig for whatever hatches out to hold on to. If it’s something good you could let it back in your garden.
Annie at the Transplantable Rose
Dan Heims says
I am. It’s sunburn.