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Joyce Laverty
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  • Longview, TX
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Aphids on Gourd Vines
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I have what I think are aphids on my gourd vines - they are tiny, tiny yellowish dots that seem to develop black dots on the leaves.  My question is:  can I spray with insecticides? or will this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joyce Laverty Aug 9, 2013.

Deleting Photos
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How do we delete photos?  I checked on this site but directions given by OZ did not work.  I accidentally posted  a duplicate photo.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joyce Laverty Jan 25, 2011.

Buds But No Gourds
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This is my first time planting gourds.  I have planted Arizona Canteens and African Wine Kettle seeds.  They have grown nicely - long vines with healthy foilage and lots of buds but the buds turn…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Broughton Aug 9, 2011.

 

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Luci Flynn commented on Joyce Laverty's photo
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Copper Creek

"beautiful.  my favorite colors:  copper and turquoise  "
Aug 31, 2013
Diane Heimann commented on Joyce Laverty's photo
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Copper Creek

"Hi joyce, Thanks for the nice comments. Your work is great. I love your colors , weavings,and the adding of stones. Were does one get colored stones ?"
Aug 31, 2013
Joyce Laverty commented on Rhonda Kesner's photo
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Burl-look

"Beautiful! A work of art.  No antler needed."
Aug 31, 2013
Joyce Laverty replied to Georgia Frazer's discussion Using alcohol ink dye
"What brand is "perfect Pearls"? Your images are beautiful."
Aug 25, 2013
Joyce Laverty replied to Joyce Laverty's discussion Aphids on Gourd Vines
"Thanks, Linda. I am thinking insecticidal soap would also work. "
Aug 9, 2013
Linda Prince replied to Joyce Laverty's discussion Aphids on Gourd Vines
"Joyce, don't use neem oil on them.  My plants were set back and really never recovered from using it.  You can use a mix of dish soap and water and spray them, but you'll have to continually do it.  It's very difficult…"
Aug 9, 2013
Joyce Laverty replied to Joyce Laverty's discussion Aphids on Gourd Vines
"For others with the same problem:  I contacted a nursery rep who came and looked at my gourd plants and he identified the bugs as aphids.  He said Malathion would take care of the problem but when asked about whether it would hurt the…"
Aug 6, 2013
Joyce Laverty replied to Joyce Laverty's discussion Aphids on Gourd Vines
"Thank you so much for the information but your description does not fit my "bugs".  Mine are very, very tiny...just about the size of a typed period(.).  There are also  specs of black on the leaves.  I had tried…"
Aug 5, 2013
Rhonda Kesner replied to Joyce Laverty's discussion Aphids on Gourd Vines
"Sounds like you have cucumber beetles. I have a few too. Here's what I read about them: The Cucumber Beetle is one of the insect pests that you're very likely to encounter. The adult beetle is about 1/4" long and has yellow…"
Aug 5, 2013
Joyce Laverty posted a discussion

Aphids on Gourd Vines

I have what I think are aphids on my gourd vines - they are tiny, tiny yellowish dots that seem to develop black dots on the leaves.  My question is:  can I spray with insecticides? or will this repels the moths and thus prevent pollination?See More
Aug 5, 2013
Joyce Laverty replied to Aloha LeRouge's discussion Gourdmaster Transparent Acrylics
"Another finish that was recommended by Vickie Echols is "Watco Rejuninating Oil". Rub a coat on the gourd and then wipe off fairly quickly (If you let it stand, it gets sticky).  Creates a nice finish with nothing else needed."
Jun 19, 2013
Joyce Laverty replied to Aloha LeRouge's discussion Gourdmaster Transparent Acrylics
"Dani, I have a problem with Apple Red ink dye running after I spray it with Deft Lacquer Sealer.  If I dab it right away (with a Q-Tip), I can usually stop it.  I like to use Deft Lacquer Sealer and then finish with Welburn's wax to…"
Jun 18, 2013
Joyce Laverty commented on GAE Challenge's photo
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Lockey-Watts_Doll

"Beautiful!"
May 4, 2013
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SOLD new year nicholas

"Love your Santas and your explanations about them and their "friends"."
May 2, 2013
Joyce Laverty gave a gift to GAE Challenge
May 1, 2013
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SANY0020

"Very nice."
May 1, 2013

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At 4:16am on May 01, 2013, GAE Challenge gave Joyce Laverty a gift
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Thank you for participating in the May 2013 Challenge.
At 7:07pm on April 23, 2013, Clarissa Spence said…

Thank you very much for gift, Joyce. Was really nice to meet you and I loved Vickie's class!

At 8:13am on February 27, 2013, Hellen Martin said…

I’m personally inviting you to the Louisiana Gourd Society’s 1st Annual Show that will be held April 19-20, 2013 at the Claiborne Parish Fairgrounds located at 1563 Fairgrounds Drive in Haynesville, LA.   

They will have classes both days, gourd art, competition, and kids korner.  Visit their web site ….. www.louisianagourdsociety.org ….. for the class schedule and more information.

Tom and Zelda Hornsby, Bayou Gourds, will have gourds for you to purchase ….. www.bayougourds.com.    Nedra Dennison, Sawdust Connection, will have a wide variety of her many supplies you can purchase ….. www.sawdustconnection.com.   I will be teaching two classes and have a booth with my art and gourd books … www.paintingsbyhellen.com .   There will also be other artists with their gourd art and supplies!!! 

Come join us to have GOURD FUN!  You can shop, take a class, browse the art competition, and see the fabulous gourd creations!

At 5:16pm on February 20, 2012, GAE Challenge gave Joyce Laverty a gift
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At 9:16am on February 13, 2012, Cindy McFarland said…

Likewise. Love and Aloha, Cindy

At 1:41pm on January 28, 2012, Darla Hines said…

Hay Joyce, I forget who's work I'm really commenting on, when I see I piece I like I jsut have to say something. Now you seem to really have many techniques up your sleves! I'm watching your slide show and really am impressed....again! I really that that thick looking colored coil you have on your lastest post. What is it? If you don't mind telling:-) It's really a nice touch .Darla

At 3:58pm on October 5, 2011, Darla Hines said…
Bummer that you won't be going to the Festival this year. Hopefully next year you'll be able to make it. Love your work! Darla
At 11:30am on September 28, 2011, Darla Hines said…

Hay Joyce, I hope you are planning to make it to the TGS Festival. I would really like to meet you, love your work. I'll either be in the Southeast Patch Booth, Competition area or taking one of Bonnie's classes. I love this site where I get to see such great art work.

Darla

At 10:12am on July 02, 2011, Cathy Burris gave Joyce Laverty a gift
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Have a safe and Happy Fourth of July.
 
 
 

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