As harvest picks up, so to do fruit flies! How do you get rid of them from your home?
Are blister beetles devouring your plants? Find out what to do here!
Cicada killers are big and scary but do you know what they are up to in your landscape?
Get to know the brown marmorated stink bug before it gets in your house
My friend, Master Gardener Cheryl Gresham, wrote last week about pollinators, cautioning gardeners about the importance of not being as tidy when we ready the garden for winter. I’m going to expand on Cheryl’s idea. Of the native bees, about 30% continue their life cycle in the hollow stems of plants. Female bees lay their…
While most bugs are harmless, there are some we should fear!
Are lawn products “scary”? Read this and find out
Pirate bugs are bugging people with their pesky probing!
Turtlehead, Chelone spp., is one of the great flowers of the late summer garden. Flowers are either pink or white and are shaped like, you guessed it, a turtle’s head. Turtlehead is a great pollinator plant, adding a tapestry of color and flight to the garden. The plant must have an impish streak too because…
What a happy combination—soldier beetles and butter daisies! The soldier beetle, Chauliognathus spp., is a ½ inch long insect that gets its name from its wing covers, which resemble a uniform. It may remind you of the lighting bug, and rightly so, since they are related. Both the larvae and adults of soldier beetles feed…