two unrelated questions

two unrelated questions

  1. I have what I think are mealybugs on my broccoli. They are small, aphid-like bugs, but produce a dusty film. I'm not too concerned because my broccoli is done for the year. My question is this: If I cut down the plants and compost them, will the bugs contaminate my compost? Or should I discard them in some other fashion?
  2. I recently received a beautiful chrysanthemum as a gift...you know, the kind that comes from a florist. Since I don't really know the variety, I wondered if I might have some success planting it and having it come back next year and the year after, etc. I have some other mums in my garden. Has anyone done this? Of course, I know I could just try it and see what happens, but I wondered if there was a best time to plant that might give it a better survival potential...like before or after it's done blooming?
Frogger

Frogger

Mini Christmas Flower Show

Mini Christmas Flower Show

question, and butterflies!

question, and butterflies!

fungus among us!

fungus among us!

A Little Eye-Candy!

A Little Eye-Candy!

What is this flower called?

What is this flower called?