Entries Tagged as 'Insects'

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Larvae of Fungus Gnats

TheGardenLady received the following question from Mattie: About two weeks ago I got a Peace Lily. Everything was going great. But then the leaves started to droop. So my friend has been giving me advice. Today I was pulling the cutting the dead roots and there were milly worms (?) in it. What should I […]

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Fowl in the Garden

One way to eliminate insects and insect larvae is by having poultry in your yard. In the United Kingdom it is very popular to have fowl in the garden. One interesting structure for the garden is the chicken coop. Some of them are quite attractive. Google up English Chicken coops and hit the Images button […]

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Helping a Sick Peace Lily

  TheGardenLady received this question about a Peace Lily from Janet. I just moved my Peace Lilly to a room with better light to discover why my leaves were turning brown on the tips then turning black. What I discovered were little white worm-looking bugs crawling in the soil. I have not found any help on the […]

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

How To Control Pests – Part VI

There are, of course, some insect pests that NO one wants. One of those insects is the Japanese beetle. Japanese beetles like over 275 plant species. For TheGardenLady Japanese beetles are especially awful on the roses. To get rid of Japanese beetles, one should start early in their life cycle when Japanese beetles are in […]

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

How To Control Pests – Part V

So what should a gardener do if there are insect pests in the garden? There are too many suggestions to write just one short article about how to prevent or get rid of insect pests, but TheGardenLady will give some suggestions in this brief post. This garden site is for the person who is a […]

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

How To Control Pests – Part IV

This post is the fourth in a series of posts on the control of pests. When it comes to pests, the last question you should ask yourself is, “Are insecticides the best overall management tactic?” Insecticides have strong and sometimes dangerous chemicals in them. After all they are designed to kill. Some of these chemicals […]

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

How To Control Pests – Part II

This post is the second in a series of posts on the control of pests. The second question a gardener has to ask when seeing pests or pest damage in the garden is: “Are the pests still actively damaging the plants or have they long since left or matured?” Many pests have a brief lifespan. […]

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

How To Control Pests – Part I

One of the challenges of gardening is how to control the pests that like your garden as much if not more than you, the gardener. Some of these pests’ lives depend on your garden for their livelihood- literally eating to remain alive to repeat their own life cycle. So when you have insects on your […]

Friday, January 10th, 2014

This cold winter has a good side for gardeners and farmers

  Are you enjoying this amazing winter? Or are you, like this GardenLady, ready and eager for Spring weather?  I guess I was getting spoiled with the milder winters we have had for the last few years. The Farmers’ Almanac had predicted that this would be a frigid winter.  Who wanted to believe? They do […]

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

How to Deal with Bagworms

bagworm moth by teejaybee TheGardenLady received this question from Carolyn about bagworms: It is mid July in steamy Charleston, SC and I have just discovered I have bagworms on 2 of my 45′ Leland cypress trees. I am not getting call backs from people who could treat this. Maybe it is too late in the […]