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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...

Pests on People Blog Image
Pests on People

Most of the year the pests are problems with the plants in the garden, but recently they’re more...

Time to Look into Companion Planting Blog Image
Time to Look into Companion Planting

I’ve never been a big proponent of companion planting, probably because my gardens all seemed to do...

Stop Mealybugs from Sucking the Life out of Your Plants Blog Image
Stop Mealybugs from Sucking the Life out of Your Plants

There are times when pests are very evident. There is plenty of activity to give it away, and it’s...