Tag Archives: Beneficial Insects

Lanceleaf Coreopsis
By Stilgherrian from Wentworth Falls, Australia (Bee on Coreopsis lanceolataUploaded by pixeltoo) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Motivated To Buy More Natives Today

Today’s New York Times features a great opinion article by Marielle Anzelone, the executive director of NYC Wildflower Week. It discusses the necessity of planting native wildflowers in urban settings. The article lays a little guilt on us urbanites for our tendency … Continue reading

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Effective Aphid Control

We spent a good hour picking aphids today. Our friends recommended an easy aphid control method: they wrap a piece of tape around their fingers and run it across the leaves and stems. All the aphids stick to the tape, … Continue reading

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Baby Mantises Patrolling Red Hook

When you’re that small, a 4″ pot of scotch moss is a vast, golden meadow. Five baby mantises have made it their territory in the Chelsea Garden Center in Red Hook. I wouldn’t mess with them if I were you, … Continue reading