GUEST POST BY BILL JOHNSON Recently I noticed an amazing nectar-gathering behavior from several honeybees and bumblebees (these are beneficial insects you want in your garden). I’d read about this before, but I hadn’t witnessed it. I never cease to …
Most gardeners clean up their garden to some degree in fall. Some do a thorough cutting back of perennials while others leave their plants standing all winter and still others fall somewhere in between these extremes.
If you’ve noticed what looks like a hairless bee hovering in midair over the flowers in your garden, you were probably spotting a hover, or syrphid, fly. These insects resemble bees, though they are flies. They are helpful to garden …
Dragonflies and damselflies are widespread across the United States and can be enticed to visit most yards. There are even species adapted to desert areas of the Southwest.
To encourage more birds and helpful insects to reside in your garden, be sure to garden at all levels. That means including tall trees and shrubs, shorter shrubs and perennials, and low-growing plants such as groundcovers in your design.
What should I do about ladybugs that seem to be congregating at my windows and even showing up inside my house?
Why would someone have a worm bin?