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    Do Your Plants Have Sticky Leaves? Honeydew Might Be the Problem

    Most gardeners are familiar with the sugary excretion produced by some sap-feeding insects known as “honeydew.” Many might even know about the fascinating relationship between honeydew-producing aphids, mealybugs, or scale…

  • How-To

    10 Ways to Keep Your Garden Healthy

    Learn how to eliminate plant diseases by understanding and managing the conditions that cause them

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Controlling Aphids in Your Garden

    Aphids are those little pear-shaped gals that congregate around the undersides of leaves or the terminal buds on your rose bushes. You won’t be bothered by them in numbers of…

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    How to Keep Aphids Under Control

    It’s hard to think kindly of aphids, those pesky green bugs that suck the life juices from plants, but we probably should. Aphids are the base of many food chains…