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What is it? Wednesday

Spottedwinged antlion, Dendroleon obsoletus (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) The genus, Dendroleon, means “tree lion” and references larval habitat. Instead of digging pits in the dirt to...

Cover Crops

Cover crops, also known as green manures, are used by gardeners to add organic matter, protect the soil from erosion, suppress weeds, and add nutrients to the soil. Gardeners typically plant legume...

Garden Apps

If you have a smartphone, then you are aware that the number of apps available is astounding, and indeed, no matter what you search, you’ll likely find that “There’s an app for that!” Thankfully,...

Rx for Cold Damaged Plants

As temperatures dip down to freezing and below freezing, plants that are not acclimated will die back to the ground or ultimately die. Most tropical plants do not like drafts and thermometer...

What is it? Wednesday

Bean Leafroller (caterpillar), Urbanus proteus Urbanus proteus is a skipper in the family, Hesperiidae. Adult skippers typically have hooked antennae and quick, skipping flight. Caterpillars of...

Holiday Table Centerpiece

This year, more than ever, holiday traditions are important. One of my favorite traditions is making a centerpiece for my dining room table. Usually, this is a project I share with my grandchildren...

Creative Ideas for Holiday Decorating

Using freshly cut foliage for holiday decorations has been a family tradition for generations. Instead of using artificial greenery, brighten the holiday season by walking around your garden and...

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