Infestations by "big, black ants" often are a sign of a tree that has already been weakened by other damage. Read more about Carpenter Ants in Trees
Unlike plant diseases and many insect pests, slugs are not host-specific and have a very diverse diet from asters to zinnias, with hostas being one of their favorites. Read more about Slug it Out with Slugs in Your Garden
For variety in your landscape, several trees and shrubs are available that feature yellow foliage instead of everyday green. Read more about The Very Yellow 'Princeton Gold' Norway Maple
All that backyard noise is an indicator of a good communications system among the many species that live in your trees and shrubs and lawns. Read more about The Singing Insects of Summer
Concerns about oak trees have been common this spring. Careful observers have noticed that some of the leaves on white oak trees appear more brown than green, especially the leaves on the lower branches. Some of these leaves have even curled and fallen to the ground. The question on everyone’s mind is “Is this a serious condition or something superficial?” Read more about Sick Oak Leaves – Serious or Superficial?
Do your maple leaves look like they might need a good shave? Then you may be lucky enough to have a maple with maple spindle galls. Read more about Maples Leaves with Bumps and Hairs?
This species is a distinguished player in fall color display, with vibrant scarlet foliage, small orange-red fruit and corky ‘wings’ flaring out from its branches. Read more about Bugs on Burning Bush
Homemade remedies have been around almost as long as the common cold. Native Americans and early settlers used plant parts and extracts of native plants to treat many human health problems and to control pests on their crops. Although the ingredients and uses have changed over the years, some homemade remedies are still being used in homes and gardens. Read more about Control Houseplant Insect Pests Safely With Insecticidal Soap
Earwigs are easy to recognize by the prominent pincers or forceps on the end of the abdomen. Adults are about 5/8 inch long and dark brown with a reddish head and pale yellow-brown legs. Read more about Don't Wig Out Over Earwigs
Onions are a staple in the kitchen. They’re also easy to grow. If properly harvested, cured, and stored, gardeners can enjoy homegrown onions through much of fall and winter. Read more about Harvesting and Storing Onions