How to control Thrips using no chemicals or sprays. Learn simple procedures regularly used in commercial greenhouses for protection against thrips damage in ornamentals and agriculture.
How to control aphids. It's simple. Put down the spray bottle of home remedy and do what the professionals do. Learn how, here.
why are there so many types of fertilizers? Why do some people claim one is better than the next. Here's a basic run-down of the facts so you can decide.
Control of Flea Beetles can be easy and chemical free. Learn about their lifecycle and how that makes them easy targets for traditional Bio-Control Agents.
City of Victoria uses hanging baskets to add beauty to their city. They also use them to disperse aphid bio-control agent, Aphidoletes, around the city. No more sticky honeydew.
Control of the coreopsis beetle is a multi-step process. First, get rid of the adults, and then prepare for the damaging larva left behind. This article explores non-toxic methods of coreopsis beetle control.
Typically, I write something then illustrate with photos. Here, I just decided to show each crop and how it looks compared to last year. My annuals rotate and some of the varieties and arrangements have changed, but you'll get the idea. First photo of each will be last year. Perennial 1. Blueberries. Not much... Continue Reading →
With COVID-19 making it’s way around the world, those of us with time and health are able to spend a whole lot of time in our gardens. Let’s hope the commercial greenhouses and nurseries (and everyone, for-that-matter) can survive this. I think it’s about time I wrote of our garden. It’s been a long time... Continue Reading →
Fruit Tree Pest Control Pests in trees usually come and go. Seldom will a tree die from regular pest pressure. When they do, there is a reason: An introduced pest with no natural enemies, or a stressed tree suffering from something else. In fact, when someone has shown me a tree dying of a normal... Continue Reading →
Eupeodes americanus is a hoverfly species with a range from Alaska to Mexico - and maybe beyond and even in Europe. Hoverflies are often mistook for bees - or so I hear. They do have yellow/black or white/black markings, but unlike wasps or bees, they have short antenna, enormous fly-eyes, and only one pair... Continue Reading →