Entries Tagged as 'Insects'

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Pest Problems Related to Indoor Plants

Mealy bugs by mpshadow2003 TheGardenLady received this question from Ben about pests problems with indoor planting. I know you have answered a few questions on dormitory planting before, and I have settled on starting with an Aspidistra and branching out once I’m comfortable with what seems to be a relatively easygoing plant. I’m simply looking […]

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Things To Do When Gardening in July

Colorado potato beetle larvae dining on nightshade leaves by imarsman July is the time to work in the garden –  so get up early before the sun gets brutal.  A few of the jobs to be done in July are: Water plants: If you live in an area that is having a drought, you will […]

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

The Importance of Pest Control in the Greenhouse

Spider mites by theGardenDeva TheGardenLady has invited people with horticultural interests and expertise to contribute posts to this blog.  The following post  about the importance of pest control in the greenhouse was submitted by Ahmet Korkmaz. In the last decade the field of agriculture has undergone many important changes and improvements. People from all over the world are […]

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Safer Brand Organic Bug Spray

TheGardenLady received this question from Greg. What would you recommend for an organic bug spray? I found an organic bug spray online called Tomato and Vegetable Insect Killer that’s made by Safer Brand. Have you heard of it? Here’s the organic bug spray I’m referring to: Safer brand organic products are highly respected and are […]

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Whiteflies are Annoying Plant Pests

In the last post, TheGardenLady explained one reason why this time of year makes her sad.  Here’s another reason, the fear of bringing in plant pests. Whitefly is of special concern.  See here.  Whitefly can get on your plants when they are outdoors. But it is a major problem of greenhouses or homes. One of […]

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Controlling Fungus Gnats

TheGardenLady received this question from Devon. Do you have any tips on controlling fungus gnats.  I have some in a herb planter, so i don’t want to use chemicals because I’d still like to be able to consume the herbs. Fungus gnats look like tiny mosquitos that are about 1/8 inch in length. They lay […]

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Caring for Sick Peace Lilies

TheGardenLady received this question from Linda. I have a peace lily indoor plant which has sentimental value to me and over the past winter it has contracted a leaf condition – the leaves die from the tip towards the stem.  It’s as though a critter is “sucking” the life from it. It still flowers, but […]

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

The Western Painted Lady Butterfly

A reader of TheGardenLady blog wrote this column about an exciting happening in California on Sat., March 28, 2009. If we were questioning the calendar, residents in the Bay Area of California knew for certain that Spring had arrived on Saturday, March 28. By late morning, it was well into the 70s and supposedly some […]

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

How To Help Pollinators

Every reader of TheGardenLady knows the importance of pollinators to pollinate (pol·li·nate- definition of the verb; To transfer pollen from an anther to the stigma of (a flower)  flowers, vegetables and other plants, shrubs and trees.) All agriculture depends on pollinators.  “Pollinators are essential to Life.”  We’ve read numerous articles about the problem called bee […]

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Identifying Invasive Species Workshop at the EARTH Center

                          Photo taken by urtica One of the subjects TheGardenLady has been planning on writing about is invasive plants. Today she received this notice of a seminar at Rutgers on this very topic. If you are interested in learning how you can help in preventing foreign plants and insects from crowding out our natives, please […]