It’s been a rough summer for the tomatoes in my garden. Record-setting heat has caused a lot of the problems. With so many weeks of 90 degrees and up, many of the blossoms on my plants failed. The heat damages the pollen and the flower simply drops off, leaving behind
As we plan for our summer garden, we should also think about the insects that may be gardening with us… both the “good” bugs and the “bad” bugs. Perhaps the baddest of the bad lately is the Japanese beetle. A lot of insect pests run in cycles…. heavier some seasons….
Every summer I’ve been blaming grasshoppers for ruining the leaves on my late-blooming anemones. And the ‘hoppers are definitely not off the hook. But when I heard that the folks at Dick’s Corner at Tagawa’s have been diagnosing lots of damage from blister beetles, I got to thinking. And looking. And
One of my favorite things about gardening in my back yard is listening to the buzz of the bees as they come and go from the flowers or the bird bath, where they’ve stopped for a drink. I’m a beekeeper, so the bees I hear and see most often are
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How do you think about the bugs in your yard? Do see them as either “good” bugs, ready to help pollinate your plants or as “bad” bugs, out to destroy your garden? Fact is, most of them are neither one. More than 90% of the bugs in the average landscape