| Jun 16, 2010
| 6:32 PM
I apologize if I led you down the wrong garden path last year, telling you that Chapel Hill lantana is reliably cold hardy in our Zone 7 area.
It's what the grower Monrovia said in its initial information about the wonderful yellow-flowering butterfly...
| Jun 15, 2010
It seemed like a bee invasion Monday afternoon when an estimated 10,000-12,000 bees decided to drop-in on a Ballard neighborhood. Neighbors said it seemed like the day turned into night as the cloud of bees flew down the street before settling in a tree....
| Jun 13, 2010
| 8:07 PM
Every summer I manage to get stung by a wasp. This summer is no exception.
On a recent Sunday, I was sitting on the porch reading. On the other side of the porch is a garden bed in which a rambling rosemary bush had sprawled over the walkway and grown...
| Jun 8, 2010
You could always slap peanut butter onto bread and tiptoe out to where the petunias bloom. You could sit there nibbling, watching bumblebees buzz and dart amid the nodding heads.
And, yes, you could call that garden lunch, that most irresistible of...
| May 25, 2010
| 1:59 PM
Powell Gardens has lined up swarms of fun for you to enjoy during this summer's special exhibit. Unless noted, all activities are free with regular Garden admission.
Dave Rogers' Big Bugs Exhibit Schedule of Events
Opening Day Events: Saturday, May 29...
| Jun 1, 2010
| 4:38 AM
Talk about workaholic bees.
On a day when most traders have the day off and businesses are closed, thousands of tireless worker bees were buzzing on Wall Street.
The insects swarmed around the doorway of a high-end restaurant, Cipriani's Wall Street...
| May 8, 2010
In a neighborhood full of lawns, Jeena and Eric Schoenke's front yard stands as an anomaly.
The Burbank residents tore out their front lawn and redesigned the space about a year ago. They poured a patio, created a path, brought in several large boulders...
| May 6, 2010
Yum, yum. Mac 'n' Cheese and Tomato Soup, the names for coneflowers, make you think of good things to eat.
In reality they are because the butterflies in your garden will like sipping their nectar.
The coneflowers — a stunning golden and tomato-...
| May 7, 2010
Did you know that a cockroach can live for a week without its head? That an ant can lift 20 times its weight? That the termite queen can rule her colony for 15 to 20 years?
Sally Quick knows this stuff and more. As an Orkin Pest Control (orkin.com) route...
| Apr 15, 2010
Some ordinary, unassuming household objects have super powers. And most of these items cost less than a couple of bucks.
So the next time you stain a shirt, smell something funky or think about tossing a banana peel, check these 100-plus uses first....
| Apr 15, 2010
With rain soaking their clothing and fogging up their binoculars, 50 researchers and university students armed with butterfly nets and specimen bottles fanned out across Whitewater Canyon at daybreak Monday to take the first full accounting of wildlife in...