Friday, May 13, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
Several people have been asking me about "beetle" problems they are having on their plants. When I finally see the insect it's not a beetle, but a true bug. So, how do you tell the difference between the two groups?
Beetles: Beetles have hardened forewings (the front wings), so they may look as if they have a straight line down their back. Beetles also have chewing mouthparts with mandibles.
True bugs: True bugs have their forewings hardened at the base and membranous at the end. This creates a triangular shape on their back. True bugs have piercing-sucking mouthparts (sort of an elongated beak) that fit on the underside of the body between the legs.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Come to a great garden fair - Rain or Shine!
Saturday - April 16, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center - Gymnasium
- Bee Keeping, Backyard Chickens, Bugs & Butterfly Gardening
- Growing Fruit, Citrus, Vegetables & Herbs
- Preserving Your Harvest & Food Safety
- Lawns, Turfgrass & Tree Care
- Drip Irrigation Methods & Rainwater Harvesting
- Straw-bale Gardening, Grow Boxes & Keyhole Gardens
- Firewise Landscaping & Native and Adapted Plants
- Composting Basics & Worm Composting
- Houseplants, Terrariums, Greenhouses & Hoophouses
- Aquaponics, Community Gardens & Bio-intensive Methods
- Caring for Garden Tools & much more!
Kids will have a great time with 20 activities on bugs, birds, bees, butterflies, seeds, herbs, leaves, soils and seeing nature up close. Get an apron and build a tool box at the Home Depot Kid's workshop.