Pests can destroy a garden little by little, or have a devastating effect in just one night.
Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.
Sting operation: Wasps, hornets and yellow jackets offer benefits despite their bad-temper reputation
There's a reason the age-old expression "Stepping into a hornet's nest" carries such strong connotation.
Horticulturalist Nikky Witkowski, a Lake County Purdue Extension educator, says she even gets "the casual question" from her husband.
Nikky Witkowski, an agriculture and natural resources educator for Purdue University Extension, was outside her home one March evening and was surprised to be bitten by mosquitoes.
With more forethought, Adam might not have bitten the apple and I might not have planted apple trees. But he did, and I did, and we each must deal with the consequences.
I was in the garage when I heard the scream. I knew the sound the way you know your own child's cry. Because this was my child! I rushed in and found her shrieking and shaking.
"Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home..." Whoops, she did! And her home is also my home and your home.
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