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Thread: do flower buds have to look like berries?

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    Every year I lose most, if not all of my red Sarr flower buds and I think birds mistake them for red berries. The buds are snapped off cleanly and often still lying in the pot or nearby. But when I had S. flavas, their yellow buds were never bothered. That's why I think it must be birds, since this time of year they go for red fruit and don't bother with yellow. Dirty, disgusting, filthy, lice-ridden birds.
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    i had that problem the one year I lived in Virginia Beach. something was cutting them off. i figured either birds or squirrels. i can't remember if it was just the red ones or not.

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    I hope thats not the case hear, I have Red S. purpurea flower stalk and I want seeds!

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    Ah, the joys of a simple poly greenhouse... What the?... Aphids!!!

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    All is not lost - another has emerged. There's still one on the S. jonesii too.
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    Put out some bird seed nearby so they have something else to eat other than faux-berries.
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