Know The Rust Diseases And Grow Healthy Plants

Rust Diseases

The three rust diseases of apples are the following: Apple Cedar Rust (Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae)  Hawthorn Rust (Gymnosporangium Globosum) and  Quince Rust (Gymnosporangium Germinate)  And they are caused by three fungi that

How Not To Have Insects On House Plants

Houseplants Insects

Sooner or later, every indoor gardener finds that his collection of houseplants has an exuberant crop of insect pests, seemingly moving in overnight. Of course, the insects don’t just appear—they

Unusual Insect Gall

unusual insect gall

The alert observer of the out-of-doors soon learns to expect the unexpected, but it. At first glance, it is difficult to believe that “pine cones” are growing on pussy willow

Spot Lilac Scale Prep Plants Snug For Winter

lilac scale plants snug

Now that the leaves have fallen, examine bare stems of lilacs for oyster-shell-shaped scale infests several kinds of shrubs and trees and is especially fond of lilacs, Lombardy poplar, and

What Is A DIY Bordeaux Fungicide?

Bordeaux mixture - copper sulphate

What is a DIY Bordeaux fungicide? For starters, there are three kinds of fungicide out there. Chemical fungicides are fast-acting but can harm beneficial plants and insects, with the risk

How To Recognize And Control Nematodes

Controlling Nematodes

Among the many different kinds of organisms known to cause plant diseases, nematodes or eelworms are the least known to gardeners.  They are, nevertheless, important disease-producers, and are frequently the

Tips On Controlling Mildew And Black Spot

Fungus Diseases

In the Pacific Northwest, where the rose has won international acclaim for its size, beauty, and case of culture, there are two major fungus diseases and four persistent pests (of