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…

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…