September 20th Meeting
Louise Romanow - Why Do I Have Insect Problems In My Garden?
Louise Romanow is fascinated by bugs. She understands that the word “insect” is not a synonym for the word “pest,” and understands that many of them are our allies in the garden: pollinating, preying on other pesky insects, and breaking down organic matter so that our soil is enriched. Louise is an enthusiastic gardener as well. Her own garden is a fairly wild wooded landscape about an acre in size with many native plants. Sometimes we gardeners are confused and act as if the only good insect is a dead insect. We will learn about useful strategies for reducing insect damage while minimizing the environmental impact of control measures. Louise will teach us about some common insect pests, their life cycles (often a key to control measures), and appropriate intervention. Finally we will also gain a better appreciation of where beneficial insects fit into the picture of having a healthy beautiful garden.
Like More Garden Talk?
Visitors are always welcome at The Gardeners of Wake County meeting held every third Tuesday of the month at J.C. Raulston Arboretum. Refreshments are available at 7:00 PM so members and visitors can socialize before the 7:30 PM start of the meeting. Each meeting starts with a short business session followed by a horticulture related program. Plants are brought by members and given away as prizes. Click on "Programs" at the top of this page to see a list of the programs scheduled for 2016.