Raspberry Regrowth

I thought all of the raspberries we planted in the swales had been destroyed by Japanese Beetles. The last time I looked at them, they were sad outlines of once strong raspberry plants.

Yet, while out walking yesterday, I came upon new growth on almost every single one we planted.

A couple even look stronger than before the attack.

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One plant still looks rather lacy from its encounter with the beetles, but it is starting to turn green and perk up…just in time for cool fall weather.

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And one has completely regrown. This little lady, once brown and shriveled, has returned brighter, greener and (I hope) stronger than before.

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All but the root is attacked
All but the strong and stout root
Pests will impair, but never destroy
A plant that is so resolute

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