Popillia Japonica AKA Japanese Beetles

Japanese Beetles are out feeding on a leaf

And you thought I was going to write about some new plant. NOPE! It is essential to be aware of Japanese Beetles’ presence now. They are here. Customers come into the garden center daily, wanting to know what is eating their plants. Japanese beetles are a serious pest that feeds on the leaves and flowers. … Read more

Easy Solutions for Our Unique Virginia Gardening Challenges

Raised beds are one solution to Virginia gardening challenges

Welcome to Virginia—home of red clay, granite chunks, and critter problems—moles, voles, and deer. And yet, it’s home. I’ve lived here my whole life. I’ve learned that there are several things to think about when I plant. Our Gardening Reality My yard is the best of Virginia—red clay in the front yard and red clay … Read more

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