Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew on Lavender Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

Powdery mildew is a common fungal disease that effects many types of plants, and is fairly easy to manage. It causes poor growth and lower yields, but seldom kills the plant. There are many different species of powdery mildew that cause the disease on many different species of plants. See list of species and their […]


Close up of leafhopper damage on potato leaf

Leafhoppers seem to be the bain of my existence…well, not really – but they sure complicate my veggie gardening. They would only be mildly annoying, if it weren’t for the diseases they spread. Physical Description very small insects, ranging from 1/12 – 1/8 inches long (2-3 mm). They are wedge-shaped, with narrow bodies that are […]

How to Grow Roses

[Intro text] Botanical Information Taxonomy Rosa spp. History Physical Description Growth habit, flower size, fragrance, color, all vary among the multitude of rose species and varieties. Varieties & Cultivars Categories or Types of [plantname] Colors Available Varieties (link to ../category/cultivars/tag/[plantname]) Generally, the flowers of the older types, such as rugosa roses, are the most flavorful […]