Winter Gardening in Colorado


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Mealy bugs can infest both indoor and outdoor plants, though I have the most difficulty with them in winter. The range of houseplants they attack range from African violets and orchids to cacti and succulents. They can be particularly difficult to eradicate because they congregate in hard-to-reach nooks and crannies.

Common control methods call for a Q-tip and rubbing alcohol, painstakingly swabbing each one.

That’ll keep you busy all winter long. You’ll forget the storms outside while sipping a little of your own alcohol too. I prefer limoncello. For me, not the plants.


    
    
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