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Does a mild winter mean more pests in the spring? Blog Image
Does a mild winter mean more pests in the spring?

If I could look into my entomological crystal ball… I would be a rich woman! Actually, I would be...

Peering Inside the Hornet’s Nest Blog Image
Peering Inside the Hornet’s Nest

Yellow jackets and hornets were horrible this past summer. Truthfully, they were so bad that our...

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Winter Care of Evergreens

Over the past few weeks, I’ve written several articles about Christmas trees. It's been eye...

It’s Time to Celebrate Bats Blog Image
It’s Time to Celebrate Bats

As Halloween approaches, I want to talk about bats. Not the spooky ones in seasonal displays, but...

When Millipedes Become Pests in the Garden Blog Image
When Millipedes Become Pests in the Garden

Last week, as I gathered carrots to make Italian wedding soup, I was excited to pull out an...

3 Fall Chores to Reduce Pests This Spring Blog Image
3 Fall Chores to Reduce Pests This Spring

Fall is the time to tackle pests if you want to reduce their numbers in the spring.

I’m pretty much...

The Chickens Ate My Tomatoes! Blog Image
The Chickens Ate My Tomatoes!

This is officially the weirdest garden year ever. Last night as I was walking through the gardens...

The Invasion of the Western Yellowjackets Blog Image
The Invasion of the Western Yellowjackets

I discovered another reason a warm, dry spring isn’t necessarily a good thing: yellowjackets.

It’s...

Psyllid Infestation on the Tomatoes Blog Image
Psyllid Infestation on the Tomatoes

You learn something new every day. When a friend posted the symptoms of her languishing tomato...

Dealing with Squash Bugs Blog Image
Dealing with Squash Bugs

Sometimes a mild winter bites you in the behind, particularly when it comes to pests. One example...

Beware the Marmot Blog Image
Beware the Marmot

If you can imagine a ground squirrel on steroids, then you have an idea of what anyone with a...

Be Kind to Your Dragons Blog Image
Be Kind to Your Dragons

Dragonflies are a sometimes overlooked beneficial insect in the garden.

We’re used to seeing them...