It’s no secret that Grumpy hates pesky, good-for-nothing, freeloading squirrels. And I know that you do too. With our common disgust in mind, let’s enjoy this clever squirrel poem sent in by reader Susanne Bunch.
Introduced in 2000, ‘Knockout’ rose quickly became the best-selling landscape plant in the country. It had everything — showy, continuous blooms; compact growth habit; tough-as-nails constitution; and, best of all, no need to spray for black spot disease. But now, nature has tossed green kryptonite into Superman’s garden. And ‘Knockout’ rose may just get its bell rung.
My Dad was an enthusiastic, conscientious, and thrifty gardener. He never threw away anything. This latter point was never illustrated any better than during my visit home last week. I walked into his workshop in the basement and opened the door to his garden pesticide cabinet. There stood a murder’s row of dangerous and mostly banned pesticides. Let’s all take […]
From the looks of Grumpy’s mail, Groundhog Day ought to be renamed Mole & Gopher Day. These animal agents of Satan aren’t waiting for spring to start tunneling through lawns and gardens and turning them into sponge cake. They’re partying now. So how can you, the average outraged homeowner, deal with them?
I hate squirrels. Hate them, hate, hate them, hate them! They gobble my birdseed, dig up my plants, gnaw on my wires, and nest in my attic. And it’s all the fault of you people. You squirrel feeders out there.
Just because it’s cold and miserable outside doesn’t bugs are miserable too. Some are living quite warm and happily inside your home right now, feasting on your indoor plants. Here’s a helpful roundup of 4 of the most common bugs, how to indentify them and the damage they do, and how to kill them dead, dead, dead. And dead.
Question from Desperate Reader: I have two red crepe myrtle trees. Both started dropping leaves in midsummer and are now almost bare. I sprayed them with fungicide during the humid months, but they never did rebound. Any suggestions?
It may be September, but it isn’t fall yet. So why are some of your trees already dropping leaves? There are three main reasons. Let’s discuss each scenario from no problem to minor problem to major, big-honking problem.
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