Pacific Northwest

December, 2012
Regional Report

Web Finds

Living With Bugs
Whether you're simply curious about creepy crawlies or have an established population of insects you'd like to control, Living With Bugs is a great site to explore. Developed by retired Oregon State University entomologist Jack DeAngelis and his wife Elizabeth, a former horticulture inspector for Oregon State Department of Agriculture, it contains a wealth of information about common landscape and structural pests. There are photos to help you identify pests, and each is thoroughly profiled. You'll learn about their life cycles, potential for damage, common host plants, and control recommendations.

Clever Gardening Technique

Storing Garden Stakes
To keep my garden stakes neatly organized, I store them in tall 30- or 36-inch clay chimney flue tiles. I prefer the rectangular tiles to the round ones because the rectangular ones tuck into corners and fit tightly side by side. As I gather the stakes in the fall, I sort them by size and material. Bamboo goes into one set of tiles, metal in another.

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