New Gardening Tips and Blog Posts


Hi - this is the place where I post all my new articles for this website, the results of garden trials and simply having fun in the garden. This website started in 1995 when I had my nursery (hence the name) and I still report on plants and the techniques I'm learning to grow them.

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In answer to the question, "What have you done for me lately?" :-) Here it is.

Remember though, if you're not having fun gardening - you're doing it wrong.


New Stuff Here


Dark brown/blackish moth looking insect with backward V tail?

We live in Houston, Texas and found this strange flying...looks like a large moth at first glance but has a tail that V's out at the end. When we first

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Insect Identification Expert Helps You ID What You've Found

Upload pictures of North American insects you've seen and an entomologist will identify and answer your questions

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Brown with tan belly, yellow markings (Yellow-striped armyworm)

Our caterpillar was found outside cold and not moving by our kindergarten children on our child care center playground in New Hampshire. He is approximately

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black caterpillar with white band (Black swallowtail caterpillar )

about 1 long, black with small 'spikes', orange dots and a white band around its middle. It was found as it happily stripped a parsley plant growing in

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Black-headed yellow caterpillar (Sawfly larvae )

Saw a caravan of thousands of these crawling along the boardwalk handrails of a park next to Tarpon Lake north of Tampa, Florida, with no beginning or

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black with orange markings, six legs with antenna (Boxelder bug adult)

Have found several of these insects in my home. Basically black with orange marking on top and bottom, six legs and antenna. Insect is about 1/2 inch

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Red and Orange Insects pg 2

A page where red insect pictures have been identified for readers

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Brown Insects Page 4

Pictures and names of brown insects from reader submissions to find out what the bug in their garden is.

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Bluish-Purplish Insects - page 1

Bluish-purplish insect idenfication page with pictures of insects

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Shiny green insect (Pale green assassin bug nymph )

Small 1 cm long gold and shiny with red tip butt and 6 legs and 2 antenna

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