Tag Archives: Beneficial Insects

Great Golden Digger Wasp–Beneficial Insect

Its hard not to notice an inch long wasp, let alone 5 or 6 flitting from flower to flower around you in the garden. Last week while weeding I was mesmerized by the imposing wasps clambering over the allium flower spheres. Each … Continue reading

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Winter bloomers for Beneficial Insects

  Today I took advantage of a break in the rainy weather and went out to pull shotweed.  The Sarcococca and white forsythia (Abeliophyllum distichum) were perfuming the damp air.  Both shrubs had a barely perceptible cloud of tiny flies … Continue reading

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Lady Beetle: Queen of the Beneficial Insects

I have always been fascinated with insects and am always on the lookout for them.  Since I garden using least toxic methods, the balance of good and bad insects is key to pest control.  A healthy garden will have it’s share of … Continue reading

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Plant One for the Bees! Call me Segmented

  Fall is upon us and it’s my favorite time to hit the nurseries–and not just because it’s the best season to plant from a horticultural perspective.  How badly the pink Oriental lily clashed with the orange Gaillardia is still … Continue reading

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