Wicked Bugs The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army & Other Diabolical Insects by Amy Stewart 288 pages Algonquin Books, 2011 List Price: $18.95 In the spirit of the wildly successful Wicked Plants, author Amy Stewart has done it again. This … Read Article
The spring and early summer of 2011 have seen record-setting floods in the Mississippi River basin and high rainfall amounts in much of the United States. Joseph Conlon, technical advisor for the American Mosquito Control Association, predicts “a bumper crop” … Read Article
This tip was offered by a guest at our Smart Gardening Workshop on “Deer-Resistant Gardening”. See what plant you might try as a way to ward off deer.
In this episode of Garden How-To, Kathy Cropp discusses beneficial and damaging insects commonly encountered in gardens. She interviews her daughter, Darcy Cropp, a certified pesticide applicator and market grower of flowers and vegetables, for her perspective. This episode includes … Read Article
It is far beyond frustrating to spend good time, energy and money planning and planting a beautiful garden only to watch deer treat it as a personal all-you-can-eat buffet.
This past winter the deer ate several of my shrubs that I was told they wouldn’t touch, including hollies and some low roses. Can you recommend some truly deer-resistant shrubs? Read Article
Try this advice to keep mice, voles, chipmunks and other animals from eating your flower bulbs. Read Article
Something has been eating my tomatoes, and over the weekend I saw the culprit. A woodchuck waddled over, reached up, bent a branch down and grabbed a tomato! How can I keep woodchucks out of my vegetable garden? Read Article
The sudden appearance of mushrooms on the lawn can sometimes seem magical, especially when they are arranged in a circle. These so-called fairy rings may be a foot in diameter or 100 feet across. They typically enclose darker green grass.
Squash vine borers (Melittia cucurbitae) are a serious vegetable garden pest east of the Rocky Mountains.
Introduced from Europe, the black vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus) is a widespread pest in the northern half of the United States, where it attacks a wide variety of landscape shrubs, especially evergreens such as rhododendrons, hemlocks, and yews.