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 a few years ago, when I had my nursery (hence the name) and I still report on plants and the techniques I'm learning to grow them.

I've also expanded the site to focus more on herbs and garden design.

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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


Brown, like twig on rose bush, including thorns

Found on a rosebush; looked like a twig. The antenna look like thorns. Reddish nub on tail end looks like a leaf bud. Moves like an inch worm.

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Black with red and white spots, tufted caterpillar (Rusty tussock moth caterpillar)

Found eating Cistus ladanifer in San Diego County, California, April 6th. Small/young, only 1.5 cm long.

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white bug with black dots (Nymph of true bug)

body measures 6-7mm. found on the stalk of a black bean plant in close proximity to some zucchini plants. located in San Antonio, Texas. I ruled out aphids,

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Caterpillar with black head (Mourning Cloak caterpillar)

caterpillar with black head, body color is made of white and black dots. It has black spines and it has a single black like running down the back with

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Black segmented bug with 6 legs and red spots (Glowworm larvae or female)

This bug was found inside a south Florida home. It's about an inch or two and is black with a segmented body. It has red spots towards the thorax area

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House Fly with Stripes/Spots on wings (Picture-winged fly)

This specimen was found in North Dakota in large amounts inside a building. Is it a type of house fly species?

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Moths and Butterflies Page 3

Page 3 of Identifying butterflies and moths for readers

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Black Insects Page 4

find out what black insects are in your garden and have them identified by entomologist

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Green Insects Identification Page 3

100's of existing pictures and you can get your green insects identified by a trained entomologist and check out all the other insects already identified here

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Caterpillar Pictures and Identification Page 7

Page 7 in series of caterpillar pictures and names for readers of Doug Greens Garden

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