Recapping June 2023

Did you miss one of our latest episodes of Mid-American Gardener? Our panelists share lots of good tips and tricks to keep your garden looking fresh and healthy, even in the midst of a summer drought!

Mystery of the Tiny Bouncing Spheres

What’s shaped like a ball and white, less than a millimeter in diameter, and bounces like a Mexican jumping bean?. Jumping oak galls; they form around the larvae of tiny wasps as they feed on leaves. As the larvae mature, the galls fall to the ground, where they overwinter and the stingless wasps emerge as adults the following spring.

Mid-American Gardener: Bugging out!

From preserving a wasp nest to using milky spore to control Japanese beetles, Dianne Noland and the panel are bugging out this week. 

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