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  • Japanese Beetles: The Zinnia Destroyers

    Hi Lovelies, It’s that time of year again, you know, the end of June.  That means one thing for me – June bugs. While the term “June bugs” can apply to large variety of creepy crawlies, around here, people mainly mean Japanese Beetles. Ugh! Over the years, I’ve managed to learn quite a few interesting tidbits about these annoying garden “friends”.  Admittedly, I was most interested in how to get rid of them. I was surprised to see that there are some areas in the United States that have never even seen a Japanese beetle. Talk about garden envy! A quick Google search of the bugs’ range can tell you whether…

  • Once upon a time…

    Hi Lovelies, Once upon a time, there was a garden. It wasn’t the most beautiful garden in all the land, but it bountifully provided for those who lived in the castle. Okay, no, wait. I’m kidding. It wasn’t a castle. Not even close. Nope. Just a normal house, on a normal street, with some folks who were eager to improve their eating habits. The last vegetable garden to inhabit my backyard was about four years ago. At the time, I was very dedicated to growing my own food. I’ll admit that I wish I still had room for those wonderful veggies. One day, I’m sure that I will once again,…