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Why Your Houseplant Hates You

“This houseplant HATES ME!” We’ve all said it, and at the time, it really seemed to be true. If this is you, and you’re verging on declaring yourself an official black thumb, take heart””it doesn’t

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Why Is My Tomato Plant Dying?

Be the hero your garden needs, and master the science of how to save a dying tomato plant! Tomatoes are a particularly finicky sort, and there are a few common ailments that can affect them.

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Nematodes and Japanese Beetles

Nematodes and Japanese Beetles Japanese Beetles in Our Gardens Nematodes Using Nematodes in the Garden “Never stop fighting till the fight is done.” – Eliot Ness With the time and energy that we put into

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3 image split of Stink Bugs on leaves | Salisbury Greenhouse - St. Albert, Sherwood Park

Stink Bugs

Stink Bugs by Rob Sproule An alarming pest is popping up across Canada in increasingly greater numbers. Stink bugs are easy to spot and cluster quickly into frightening large numbers. The good news is that,

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Fruit Flies

Fruit Flies by Rob Sproule We’ve all been there. You’re enjoying a ripe bunch of bananas and fresh summer peaches one day and they’re buzzing with little flies the next. Fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) are

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Sod Webworm

Sod Webworm by Rob Sproule   Does your lawn have brown patches that look like dog spots, only you don’t have a dog?  Sod webworm is a common affliction in mature, exposed lawns (they don’t

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Dutch Elm Disease

Dutch Elm Disease by Rob Sproule   A lot of people don’t think of plant diseases as having the ability to be devastating on a global scale.   Dutch Elm Disease (DED) proves them wrong.

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Dew Worms

Dew Worms by Rob Sproule If you’ve never seen a dew worm, do I have a mental picture to paint for you.   Imagine the cute little red wrigglers in your garden, only reaching nightmarish

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The Caterpillars are Coming!

The Caterpillars are Coming! by Rob Sproule   We all remember the “the tent caterpillar years”, and most of us still have stories of how, when we were young, they’d sound like rain falling from

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Scarlet Lily Beetle

Scarlet Lily Beetle  by Rob Sproule Whether it’s their ease of growth, overwhelming flowers or just because we’re surprised that such a stunning plant can survive here, Canadians are passionate about lilies.   They are

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Cottony Psyllid

Cottony Psyllid by Rob Sproule With the intensely cold winters we endure on the prairies, we have precious few options when it comes to statement-making shade trees.   As such, it’s understandably frustrating when a

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Voles 101

Voles 101 by Rob Sproule I don’t know about you, but to me the spring thaw is one of the most anti-climactic events of the year.   The first warm days of March, when the

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