Garden Good Guys – Green Lacewings

The ethereal green lacewing is one of the more recognizable garden “good guys.”  With its slender pale green body, delicate gossamer wings, and immense golden eyes, it gives the appearance of a fairy prancing on garden leaves rather than the aggressive predator that it is. Lacewings, also called aphid lions, are natural enemies of several […]

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Mostly Good Guys for Garden Pest Control

Spiders get a bad rap; many people go to great lengths to get rid of them. Is it their other-worldly appearance? Concern about being bitten by a poisonous type or simply the idea of “creepy, crawling” things? Whatever the reason, before eliminating them, it’s good to understand the invaluable role they play keeping pest populations

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Fall is here and it’s a glorious time in the garden. Cooler days, softer sunlight, deciduous leaves and rose hips beginning their colorful display and some of the best roses of the year!  Milder conditions allow flowers to develop more slowly, often producing larger, more deeply colored blossoms.  It’s a great time of year to arrange

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