How To Get Rid Of Mealybugs On Ponytail Palm

mealybugs in crown of ponytail palm

Mealybugs are a frustrating pest in any circumstance, but when it comes to houseplants they can become a true nightmare.  The ponytail palm (Beaucarnea recurvata) are especially vulnerable, as these

What Are Soil Mites – Friend or Foe?

man holding soil

When you walk in a wooded setting, you’ll see lots of organic matter on the ground.  Leaves, pine needles, mushrooms, and decaying branches and logs are everywhere.  Soil mites are

How To Get Rid Of Caterpillars On Plants

caterpillars feeding on leaf

Have you ever wondered – “How To get rid of caterpillars eating leaves in your garden”? Caterpillars represent the immature (larval stage) in the life cycle of moths and butterflies.

How To Care For Painted Daisy

Flowering Tanacetum coccineum - Painted Daisy

Tanacetum coccineum (TAN-uh-SEE-tum, kok-SIN-ee-um) is a non-invasive, non-aggressive herbaceous perennial hailing from the Caucasus and most parts of Asia.  A member of the Asteraceae or Compositae family, the plant’s genus

How to Get Rid of Crane Flies

crane flies

If you happen to see mosquito-like flies in your garden, you don’t need to worry.  They are crane flies, which don’t pose any serious threat to your health.  Often called

Iris Borer: Treatment & Control

Iris flowers

The iris borer (Macronoctua onusta) is a species of moth belonging to the Noctuidae family.  It’s found throughout North America and is a common threat to iris plants. Macronoctua onusta

Echeveria Succulent: Pests | Diseases | Solutions

versatile echeveria succulent plant

Echeveria plants are a group of Mexican succulents with approximately 140 or more types of Echeveria species, which range greatly in size, shape, and other characteristics.  For this reason, Echeveria

How To Get Rid Of Thrips In Your Garden

close up of a feeding thrip

What are Thrips? Thrips are tiny insects about 1/20 of an inch, with over 5,000 species. Some with no wings, the winged species have fringed wings. Their asymmetrical mouthparts with