64. Much Ado About Bugs
After a week of warm temperatures, I have noticed the unmistakable signs of spring. The sweet aroma of the wild plum tree blooming in the backyard is surrounded with buzzing bees and flitting butterflies. I even noticed on my short walk to the mailbox at the end of the driveway the reemergence of those nasty fire ants with their new mounds.
It is time to get the landscape in order and trim away the dead foliage, prune the roses, fertilize, and prepare to arm myself against the onslaught of bugs! I know there are beneficial bugs such as ladybugs and praying mantis, but what about the ones that attack your plants and vegetables? When you put a lot of work into planting a vegetable garden to save money at the grocery store and grow organically, it can be very discouraging to see the little buggers feasting on your labors!
Fortunately, there is a free presentation at the Georgetown Public Library to learn to distinguish the good bugs from the bad. The presentation is by Wizzie Brown who is an Extension Program Specialist with Texas AgriLife Extension Service. She has a Master's of Science in entomology from Texas A & M University.
If you have ever planted a garden and nurtured it until suddenly the insect attack became a losing battle, this is your chance to get revenge.
Location: Georgetown Public Library
402 W. 8th St.
Georgetown, TX 78626
When: Saturday, March 5, 10-noon, FREE
Filed under: Real Estate, Announcements, Events, Community Information, Williamson County, Georgetown Texas, outdoor recreation, Library, Weather, Classes, Gardening
Subscribe to this post's comments using