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What do warmer autumns mean for gardeners? Blog Image
What do warmer autumns mean for gardeners?

One feature I really like on Facebook is being able to see what you were doing a year ago… or seven...

What beneficial insects are worth the money Blog Image
What beneficial insects are worth the money

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the dinner for the Montana Master Gardeners’ state...

Slime flux looks like spittlebugs on steroids Blog Image
Slime flux looks like spittlebugs on steroids

A few weeks ago a friend touched base to see what might be creating an astounding amount of frothy...

Why do the lilac leaves looking like someone trimmed them with pinking shears? Blog Image
Why do the lilac leaves looking like someone trimmed them with pinking shears?

Every summer it looks like someone took pinking shears to the leaves on my peonies, but I always...

A downy woodpecker is eating the apples Blog Image
A downy woodpecker is eating the apples

We saw the oddest thing a couple of days ago when John was playing on the swingset. There was a...

Are beetles eating your beans? Blog Image
Are beetles eating your beans?

Once upon a time there was a happy little patch of bush beans, and then holes started to appear....

The deer are decimating our fruit trees Blog Image
The deer are decimating our fruit trees

We live in deer country. I get that. But over the years we’ve come to some sort of understanding: ...

How to determine what is eating your plants Blog Image
How to determine what is eating your plants

I’ve been gone for a few days enjoying the backcountry of Glacier National Park, so you can imagine...

How to keep raccoons from harvesting your garden before you do Blog Image
How to keep raccoons from harvesting your garden before you do

’Tis the season when the raccoons visit to see how well you’re doing on your garden this year....

Of corn eating mice and other pests Blog Image
Of corn eating mice and other pests

Mice are definitely not one of my favorite critters. Granted, they are cute and all that, but I...

When bears come a knockin’ Blog Image
When bears come a knockin’

Bears are making the news around here a lot lately. Grizzlies are expanding their current range...

What to Do When Whiteflies are Out of Control Blog Image
What to Do When Whiteflies are Out of Control

I’m often envious of gardeners living in temperate climates because they can grow practically...