I went out to water my new plants this morning and all but two were gone!!! On closer inspection, I found that the root balls and tiny little stubby stems remained just below the soil surface. I suspect pincher bug devastation came in the night. I have replanted and sprinkled diatomaceous earth around to kill the little suckers from the inside out in an environmentally friendly way. We have thousands of earwigs (pincher bugs) around the yard right now. It is really creeping me out. Things like that always seem come in plagues here. We have had plagues of frogs, black beetles, aphids, but the only recurring plague has been these darn earwigs. EVERY year!!! Yuck.