• Dwarf Alberta Spruce black stems

    Hi, this is truly the worst year for problems with plants in my garden…My Dwarf Alberta Spruce all of a sudden developed blackening of the stems and I had to remove some branches. It looks like a pest or a…

  • Burrow holes in garden

    Hello, I am concerned about burrow holes we have been finding in our garden, typically at the base of shrubs and near garden walls.  What animal might make the size and type of burrow in the garden?  We want to…

  • Aphids on cilantro

    How can I get rid of the aphids on my cilantro?…

  • Spinach problems

    My spinach came up nicely, but all the plants have tuned yellow and are wilting.  What’s happening?…

  • 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…