Entries Tagged as 'Insects'

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Yellow Jacket Wasps

The New 2007 Model by Mr. Greenjeans TheGardenLady recently attended a lecture about yellow jacket wasps, or simply known as wasps in other  English speaking countries. In England there is a wasp watch. Most of the yellow jacket wasps are black and yellow. But don’t confuse them with the black and yellow honey bee. Yellow […]

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

How to Prevent Thrips From Distorting Rose Flowers

Teeming with life by elizabethdonoghue My roses are in bloom already. It is amazing to see roses in bloom two to four weeks early. But since all the other flowers opened early, why shouldn’t the roses? One dreams that insects wouldn’t enjoy the roses as much as I do; but unfortunately roses are one of […]

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Thompson & Morgan: An Excellent International Seed Catalog

bug of the day by urtica Most catalogs have a limited area they can ship seeds or plants because of all the different countries’ rules and regulations regarding seeds and plant material coming into their country. In the United States some seeds or plants cannot even be shipped into certain states. With all the international […]

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Trying to meet the challenges of gardening

NOT ME!! I DID NOT EAT YOUR FLOWERS! by Snap-Smith Gardening can be a serious challenge for the gardener.  Consider the weather.  Who knows what to do in a profound drought like the one the MidWest experienced this summer? You cannot water plants when the water level goes down too low. Who knows what to […]

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Two Knock Out Rose Problems

Sawfly by Mean and Pinchy TheGardenLady received two questions from two people who were having problems with knock out roses.  Here is the first question. I am very upset with my knock out roses. They have small green worms covering the leafs and eating holes in them. They also get on the perennial hibiscus. Is […]

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Indoor Insect Killer that Kills Stinkbugs and More

How to Kill Stinkbugs, One of the Newest Pests in the U.S., Without Releasing Their Odor Halyomorpha halys, or more commonly known as the stinkbug, is a fairly new pest to the United States. First appearing in September of 1998, it’s believed to have entered the country in packing crates from China or Japan. Since […]

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

How to Eliminate the Stink Bug

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug by e_monk Last week my son had lunch with a friend who is an emergency room doctor in a New York hospital. They got around to talking about some of the more numerous insects in New York. One of those insects seems to be found in nightmare numbers. But the interesting […]

Friday, April 29th, 2011

An Organic Wasp Killer that Takes the Sting Out of the Great Outdoors

The Importance of Organic Wasp Killers for Backyards Wasps can be very beneficial. However, wasps elicit fear in many people, especially those who are severely allergic to them. Painful to humans, a wasp’s sting can vary greatly in toxicity. For those without an allergy to wasp stings, they will experience varying degrees of burning, itching, […]

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Why Plant Leaves Fold

folded leaf spider nest by mycocortex TheGardenLady received this question from Jim. I believe my snake plant is underwatered. The leaves are folding in half length-wise. I have probably underwatered in fear of overwatering. Any suggestions for bringing my snake plant back without overwatering it? Snake plant or Sansevieria is a tough plant that has […]

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Bedbugs: How to Deal with this Problem

bed bug close up by David P James One of the major problems that we are experiencing these days is the reemergence of bedbugs. This is a grave problem that is growing everywhere in the world.  The good news is that bed bugs are not supposed to carry any diseases. And the sort of good […]