• Little Green insects on leafs and flowers of plants

    I was wondering if there is something I can do about these little green insects that are in my plants I have on my balcony. I have hibiscus, pansies and other plants. They are in soil and they get the…

  • Black aphids on japanese maple

    Hello, I’m in Toronto with a west facing garden (full afternoon sun) that has a 4ft japanese (waterfall) maple. I planted it last summer, and it came back this spring very healthy. But today, I noticed swarms of small black…

  • Burrowing Bees

    Bees are burrowing in my lawn. Last year I ┬ápaid to have them sprayed. It’s expensive and they are back this year. What is a natural solution to this problems?…

  • Sticky droplets from orchid buds

    I have sticky droplets falling from my moth orchid buds – what is this and how do I stop it?  …

  • Chiggers

    Seem to have possible chigger problem in yard. Any ideas how to rid yard of these itchy pests!!?…

  • Caterpillars on redbud

    Hello, I have just noticed web-like nests of small yellow caterpillars on the branches and leaves of my Eastern redbud. At the same time, I saw that many of the tree’s leaves have curled/ruffled edges, the veins are yellow and…

  • Mildew and white worms on phlox

    My purple phlox suffered from mildew in the late summer/fall, plus what appeared to be a small, about 1/4 inch long fat white grub or bug on the underneath side of the leaf. Can you please advise on what this…

  • Whiteflies?

    My garden has tons of small flying objects. While some are mosquitoes the others I think are whiteflies, however, every web page I’ve read said they don’t overwinter in Ottawa, Canada. But every year they’re back and seem to be…

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