The Amazing Antlion

While cleaning out the vegetable garden yesterday, I noticed many little funnels carved into the soil. Discovering things like this always reminds me that I am never alone in my garden.

Holy Goat—That’s a Big Praying Mantis!

Uzzi and I were eating supper last evening when Uzzi yelled, “What’s that!?” When I looked up, he was staring at a wooden fence post. I ambled over to take a look and perched on the post was the biggest bug I’ve ever seen!

Attract Beneficial Bugs with Meadowsweet

I was so excited to find one of my favorite native shrubs this spring at a local nonprofit’s plant sale. Needless to say, I bought one and it is already at home in one of my perennial borders.

Emerald Ash Borer Damage

The havoc created by a little green insect known as the emerald ash borer is very evident these days here in western Pennsylvania. Tree after tree is meeting its end because of this imported pest, and the ash trees on our property are no exception.

Pests and High Tunnels

While high tunnels are great for season extension and disease prevention, think twice about how they affect pests.

4 Ways to Prevent Japanese Beetles

In researching an article I recently wrote, I came across some interesting information about preventing Japanese beetles in the garden. I thought I might share the advice with you now so you’ll be better prepared to battle them next season.