Tag Archives: Praying Mantis

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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