Monday, June 27, 2011

The 4th is Coming. Are you Ready?

Boy, what a difference a week makes. We finally got some much needed rain! We are still a long way from being caught up on our rainfall; however, the Lowcountry sure does look greener and happier. Depending on where you live, we are still several inches behind on rain for the year, so keep applying the wetting agents.

It was also nice to see Franz Witte, 93, in the Home & Garden section of The Post & Courier (June 19, 2011 edition). During the 1940’s Mr. Witte worked at WTMA in the early days of the station. More evidence that some things in radio do not change, he was an “on air personality”, a salesman, and program director.

Mr. Witte’s granddaughter (maybe even great-granddaughter?) is Sully Witte, the Editor of the Moultrie News. I guess you can see the connection between the Horticulture Hotline, The Garden Clinic and the Witte’s.

Next time I can get Dr. Tee Senn, seaweed and humate guru, who is also in his early 90’s and has worked in radio and TV, to visit, it would be great to get these two guys together and listen to their stories. A walk through Mr. Witte’s 750 plus plants, then some air conditioner time with a cold beverage. Can you imagine the stories?

Of course, the rains brought the mosquitoes. With the 4th of July weekend coming up, consider using some protection against these blood suckers. Mosquito Repelling Granulars (organic), Bifen, and Cyonara are all very effective in controlling mosquitoes.

Bifen and Cyonara are very broad-spectrum and control everything from ants to wasps. If you plan to be in the back yard cooking, eating watermelon, or shooting fireworks, controlling ants, mosquitoes, flies, and wasps will make the holiday much more enjoyable.

Standing in fire ants in the dark, swatting at flies on your burger or getting stung by a wasp, is never a good thing, and not how you want your party to be remembered.

On a Possum note, we started carrying cat and dog food. We have food for the basic diet and the more sophisticated diet, and some treats as well!

Always read, understand and follow product label. The product label is a Federal Law.