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The 411 on that big worm eating your pepper plant

The 411 on that big worm eating your pepper plant

Also, tips on trimming trees and using coffee as compost.

September 20, 2014 11:00 amLoading…
Garden Sage: Beetles, a snake plant and curling lemon tree leaves

Garden Sage: Beetles, a snake plant and curling lemon tree leaves

Thrips are tiny insects that disfigure citrus leaves by feeding on new growth.  

September 13, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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Ask the Garden Sage: Attracting swallowtail butterflies

Ask the Garden Sage: Attracting swallowtail butterflies

Garden Sage fields questions about butterflies, humic acid and selecting trees to save energy.

September 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Ask the Garden Sage: Keeping verdin out of the garden

Ask the Garden Sage: Keeping verdin out of the garden

Verdin probably not the culprits behind damaged tomatoes.

August 30, 2014 12:45 pmLoading…
Garden Sage: Ants and termites both swarm this time of year

Garden Sage: Ants and termites both swarm this time of year

There are subtle ways to identify these insects.

August 23, 2014 10:00 amLoading…
What kind of bugs are on my sweet acacia?

What kind of bugs are on my sweet acacia?

Bordered plant bugs may look threatening but do little damage.  

August 16, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Ask the Garden Sage: Plant-stripping ants

Ask the Garden Sage: Plant-stripping ants

Ants, giant mesquite bugs and a stick-like flower.

August 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Ask the Garden Sage: Health is best defense against insects

Ask the Garden Sage: Health is best defense against insects

Peter Warren fields questions about Moringa trees, a tarantula rescue and more.

July 27, 2014 10:00 amLoading…
Ask the Garden Sage: What are these weird pods?

Ask the Garden Sage: What are these weird pods?

Screwbean mesquite pods are tasty and might make nice jewelry.

July 19, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Ask the Garden Sage: Beetle is damaging palo verde tree

Ask the Garden Sage: Beetle is damaging palo verde tree

A desert-dwelling beetle is known for its boring activity

July 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Ask the Garden Sage

Ask the Garden Sage

Growing fava beans, trimming bird of paradise and watering mature citrus trees

June 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Ask the Garden Sage: Keep kissing bugs out of your house

Ask the Garden Sage: Keep kissing bugs out of your house

I am finding kissing bugs in my house. Is there any way to prevent them from getting in and biting us?

June 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Garden Guru: Ensuring your plants don’t promote wildfire

Garden Guru: Ensuring your plants don’t promote wildfire

This is the debut of a gardening column that will appear twice a month in the Star’s Home + Life section.

May 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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