Some weeks, it may seem like this blog is more about bugs than about plants. Isn't gardening all about the plants? Well, … [Read more...] about Is Gardening Really All About Bugs?
If you spend enough time in a garden, it will tell you about its gardener. The garden of my Mom and stepdad, Bill, … [Read more...] about The Passing of a Gardener
Over the past couple of days, I have noticed that several flower buds on my zucchini squash plants don't look healthy. … [Read more...] about Something is Making Holes in My Squash Flowers and Stems
The little orange, dotted beetles that are eating my squash plants actually are in the ladybug family. Most beetles in … [Read more...] about Are Ladybugs Eating My Squash Plants?
My family has been growing and eating chicory for years. Some of the many kinds The first variety I grew may have been … [Read more...] about Many Kinds of Chicory
While I've been walking outside our little town in Italy, missing my vegetable garden, I have paid attention to the … [Read more...] about Beneficial Garden Insects: Flower Flies
One of my most-favorite lines ever in a UGA Extension publication is about summer squashes. The line is in a table that … [Read more...] about Summer Squash in the Southern Garden
Several weeks ago, while I was working in the garden, a battered, tattered black swallowtail butterfly flitted into my … [Read more...] about Striped Caterpillars in the Garden, Eating the Dill
My garden has been full of insect activity recently. There are lovely, tiny, metallic flies, some shiny black wasps, … [Read more...] about Ladybugs in the Garden – Which Ones Are They?
Mexican Bean Beetles can strip all the green tissue off bean plants surprisingly quickly. If your organic garden is … [Read more...] about Organic Pest Control: Mexican Bean Beetles