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It’s not too late to implement companion planting to protect your garden Blog Image
It’s not too late to implement companion planting to protect your garden

If you have more pests than you’d like to see in your garden this year, it’s still not too late to...

Ode to the predacious ground beetles Blog Image
Ode to the predacious ground beetles

Predacious ground beetles in the garden are formidable looking creatures, especially if you’re a...

Why are the Apple Tree’s Leaves Turning Brown? Blog Image
Why are the Apple Tree’s Leaves Turning Brown?

It seems as if half of the time spent in the yard or garden is trying to solve a mystery of some...

What to do if you have a honeybee swarm Blog Image
What to do if you have a honeybee swarm

There is rarely a sight more fascinating - or terrifying - than seeing a honeybee swarm fly past,...

Five reasons not to feed the deer Blog Image
Five reasons not to feed the deer

I’m gong to talk about a subject that might be touchy to some animal lovers. There are a lot of...

What not to do (as well as what works) when you have ground squirrels Blog Image
What not to do (as well as what works) when you have ground squirrels

We had a ground squirrel on the loose the other day reminding me that a good baby season for them...

Mole crickets are a real thing Blog Image
Mole crickets are a real thing

Leave it up to my sister-in-law to come through with some interesting garden pests. This weekend...

The great blister beetle mystery Blog Image
The great blister beetle mystery

We have a blister beetle mystery. A friend purchased a bale of alfalfa hay, and it seems there were...

How to choose beautiful flowers for your garden that the deer won’t eat. Blog Image
How to choose beautiful flowers for your garden that the deer won’t eat.

It’s the time of year when people are trying to plant a flower garden that won’t be decimated by...

How to teach your kids about the birds, bees, and every other insect in the garden Blog Image
How to teach your kids about the birds, bees, and every other insect in the garden

The boys caught an antlion so you can imagine the excitement level around here. For those who are...

Choose native shrubs to avoid insect pest problems Blog Image
Choose native shrubs to avoid insect pest problems

If you want a low-fuss landscape where you don’t have to worry as much about pest problems, look to...

Keep nesting materials natural for the birds Blog Image
Keep nesting materials natural for the birds

It’s so nice to have the birds singing and engaged in the business of nest making. Watching them...