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A practical guide to identifying & managing insects in your garden – the good ones the bad ones and the ones to avoid
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Brick Horse – November 12, 2012:
Informative and fun to read
Did you know that female tarantulas can live up to 30 years? Did you know that some insects are both positive and negative for a garden, depending on which stage it is in? Do you know how to plant to attract and repel certain bugs? This book written for the SWern gardener shares these and other informative gems.
Jan – December 24, 2012:
A very helpful book!
This book is great. It has great pictures of the bugs to help identify them. He really knows his stuff.
Oklahoma Oddity – December 31, 2012:
If you live in the Phoenix area you may have the same frustrations we have in having a hard time finding anything on growing that is specifically written for this area. This book is great bc its just for us. We have watched Dave The Garden Guy on tv for years and always love his suggestions. Great book if you live in the Sonoran Desert
Michael Ward – March 25, 2013:
This is a good reference book
I live in Kingman AZ. While there are many bug books (and I have several of them) I like this one because it is specifically for Arizona. Most gardening books in general are not written for this area. Two things that I really like about the book are the descriptions of the pests include an ORGANIC control, and the book has GREAT color pictures of the pests.
Dave is an organic gardener and his books are a wealth of information on how to do organic gardening in a practical way. It is hard to find organic controls for pests that actually work. This books has them.
The pictures of the pests are fantastic! I don’t know how the author found all of these pictures, but they are better than any that I have seen in any of my other bug guides. You can actually see what a THRIP looks like!
I have all of Dave’s books and they are well thumbed, highlighted and tabbed with post-it notes. Some people here in northern AZ do not feel that these books are useful here, but you have to understand that in northern AZ we are from one month to two weeks behind southern AZ (the Phoenix area). Dave’s books are written to the southern AZ timeline. All you have to do is compensate for the difference in climates and you will find that these books are the best reference books for gardening in Arizona, as they are written by a local gardener and are specifically for this area.
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