Houseplant Insect Control
The entomologists at the University of Kentucky provide a commonsense look at effective houseplant insect control at their Web site www.uky.edu/Agriculture/Entomology/entfacts/trees/ef406.htm. Beginning with the idea that "prevention is the best medicine" and moving on to descriptions of typical pests and how to control them, this site should be on the bookmark list of every houseplant owner.
Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children
Sharon Lovejoy has produced yet another lovingly illustrated and inspiring book, this one called Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children (Workman Publishing, 1999; $14). It's packed full of ideas for special ways to draw children into gardening with joy and delight. Lovejoy explores nine enchanting garden themes and provides instructions and suggestions for countless projects, large and small, indoors and outdoors, and from season long to quick as a wink.