5 Steps to Creating Resilient Gardens and Landscapes
Record-breaking droughts, floods and wildfires, as well as outbreaks of diseases and insects, have taken their toll on garden and landscape plants nationwide. Although it’s impossible to fully insulate your gardens and landscape against damage, there are steps you can take to rejuven [...]
Diatomaceous Earth, featured in a 1984 Gardener’s Supply catalog
Back in 1984, when we first started selling 4-pound bags of Diatomaceous Earth, people often asked, “What exactly is it?” Well, 20 years later, people are still asking.
Diatomaceous Earth, also known as DE, is made from the mineral remains of [...]
Online resources can help you find the best solutions for control of pests and diseases.
Beneficial praying mantises eat insects that damage garden plants.
The azalea looked healthy and happy last week. The shrub was full of leafy new growth and loaded with flower buds. This morning, all that remains are the flower buds—every leaf has [...]
I grow my own fruits and vegetables for all sorts of reasons. Growing food is fun, rewarding, saves money, and adds amazing taste and beauty into my life. And, for health concerns, I know exactly where my food came from and what went into producing it.
So how come I can’t have the right to know what’s in the food I buy in the [...]
Before bringing them back inside, inspect houseplants carefully for hitchhiking pests they may have picked up.
Temperatures are dipping into the low 50s to upper 40s nearly every night now and the weatherman has uttered the F word. “Expect scattered frost in the cold mountain hollows,” he said this week. Yes, summer is winding down and the ou [...]
When you’re deciding how to manage pests in your garden and landscape, keep this in mind: First, do no harm. The vast majority of garden visitors are either helpful or harmless.
Learn to identify ladybug larvae, right. They are major aphid eaters.
Read Most Bugs are Good Bugs for more detail and photos of benefi [...]
Products with spinosad offer one more control option for lily leaf beetles.
Flower gardeners are a peaceful lot—at least until someone comes between them and their favorite blooms. Then, they get mean. At least some of us do.
It was about three years ago that I first heard whisperings in the halls at Gardener’s Supply of a new [...]
Make these mosquito-eating fliers welcome in your garden.
Bats taking flight from the Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, Texas, home to the largest bat colony in the U.S.
Silverwing, one of the books my kids and I read when they were in middle school, made a lasting impression on us. The hero of the story is a young silver-haired bat na [...]