Garden Bugs

Garden bugs in the backyard are not always a bad thing. We’re breaking down the good, the bad and the ugly so you can keep harmful garden insect pests away.

Myths and Facts About Butterfly Host Plants

It takes more than nectar to increase the variety of species in your garden. Learn about butterfly host plants and...


Spooky Nature: Hickory Horned Devils

Happy October! The countdown to Halloween is on, and to celebrate I’ll be featuring spooky species including birds, plants, caterpillars,


Spectacular Sphinx Moths

If you’re a gardener, chances are you may have come across one of these at some point while digging in


What’s ‘Spitting’ On Your Plants?

As a horticulturist, I am often faced with questions for people about some strange things that they observe on their


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Garden Hazards: Stinging Caterpillars

Last weekend’s post on southern caterpillars was pretty popular, and I’m glad I could share pictures with you of what’s


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Focus on Natives: Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a… moth? The Hummingbird Clearwing Moth (Hemaris thysbe)


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Don’t Hate the Cabbage-pillars!

I suppose to many it’s like a scene from a horror film – dozens of little green “worms” devouring the