Pest Patrol with Amy Grisak

Amy Grisak is a freelance author and photographer in Great Falls, MT who specializes in gardening, foods, and sustainable agriculture. She provides information on every kind of gardening pest from earwigs to elk.

A mourning cloak butterfly looks for flowers in the early spring.

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Create your own butterfly garden with flowers they love

We all love butterflies, and this is the time of the year to plan a garden just for them. It’s...

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Protect your plants from leaf eating beetles

Ahhh…. mid-summer. The garden is in its full glory and we’re enjoying the bounty of...

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Fungi: The Types that may Exist in your Backyard
Fungi: The Types that may Exist in your Backyard

With a wet spring continuing into the summer throughout much of the country this year,...

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Columbine Plants and Common Pests That Bother Them
Columbine Plants and Common Pests That Bother Them

There are garden plants that don’t seem to have any pest issues at all for...

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Carpenter Ants: Prevention Techniques and Products
Carpenter Ants: Prevention Techniques and Products

When we were out and about the other day, we noticed large, winged ants making...

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Leaf-footed Bugs in the Springtime
Leaf-footed Bugs in the Springtime

In the spring, insects come out of their hiding spots like wildflowers emerging from their...

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Backyard Badgers
Backyard Badgers – Good or Bad?

With an abundance of ground squirrels comes the predators that eat them, and in our...

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Amy's Videos

Trimming Hops When Overgrown And Unkempt
Trimming Hops When Overgrown And Unkempt
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Elderberry Cuttings: Collection and Planting Techniques
Elderberry Cuttings: Collection and Planting Techniques
By Amy Grisak
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Dealing with Deer – Part 2
Springtime Fly Control
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