No bugs........with Dr. Doug @ Shepherd Glen*
         No bugs........with Dr. Doug                                                                          @ Shepherd Glen*

For Midwestern home gardeners and naturalists, just for fun!                                                               All my observations, photos, musings etc. on this website are centered on our 10 acres (named Shepherd Glen) in Jackson County Missouri, but I have found that observations (and frustrations) in our area translate pretty well throughout the Midwest.



Just In Case You missed any of my Gardening Articles...Here they are!

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Troublesome vines - not so Di-vine!
Identifying and Managing Vines in the Wild
Not so di-vine 3-2024.pdf
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Bothersome Yard Pests
Read about Bees, Wasps, Mosquitos and Mites, Oh. My!
Bothersome Yard Pests.pdf
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Caterpillars - Friend or Foe
Learn about encouraging butterflies, but protecting your garden!
Caterpillars - Friend or Foe.pdf
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Common Disease of Trees & Shrubs
You and everyone in your neighborhood probably has seen these diseases! Learn what they are and what to do!
Comon Diseases of Trees Shrubs.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.4 MB]
Don't Cry Uncle, When You See Ants!
Ants are now the No. 1 pest, supplanting cockroaches. Learn how to handle an invasion!
Dont Cry Uncle When You see Ants.pdf
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Dragonfly (and Damselfly) Facination.
Learn where they come from and how to attract dragonflies and damselflies.
Dragonfly Fascination .pdf
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Fall Invaders...Those Unwelcome Guests!
As cool weather approaches, bugs look to your home for a place to spend the winter - don't let them!
Fall Invaders.pdf
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Managing Vegetable Insects
Backyard vegetable gardening is on the rise. Need some ideas for managing the pests?
Managing Vegetable Insects.pdf
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Go Out & Look - Fall Scouting
Although in the Fall we look forward to NEXT year, it is a good idea to review your successes and failures before putting the landscape to bed for the year.
Go Out Look - Fall Scouting.pdf
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Move the Plants, Not the Pests
It is fun to overwinter plants, to bring color into the home, but take precautions before bringing them inside.
Move the Plants Not the Pests.pdf
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Plant Galls in the Landscape
Although no one is looking for them, galls show up on a lot of plants. Learn a little about these odd balls of nature.
Plant Galls in the Landascape.pdf
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The Meaning of Latin Plant Names
Scientific names are important for distinguishing one plant from another, and many actually mean something, and are not nonsense.
The meaning of Latin Plant Names.pdf
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Tree Defoliators
Trees will tolerate some insect damage, but several years of defoliation will potentially affect their survival.
Tree Defoliators.pdf
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Weed Wondering
All yards have weeds, but they don't have to cause homeowner anguish.
Weed Wondering.pdf
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What's All the Buzz About?
Wasps and bees are all around...learn their value and how to avoid their stingers.
Whats all the Buzz About.pdf
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Troublesome Turf Pests!
What's eating your grass? Find out here!
Troublesome Turf Pests.pdf
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Multi-colored Asian Lady Beetle!
Cool autumn weather signals the need to seek shelter for many wandering pests. This beetle is "Not Quite a Lady" as it invades your home!
Not Quite a Lady - Multi-colored Asian L[...]
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Fruit & Berry Pests
Do you grow backyard fruit? They have their problems too!
Fruit Berry Pests.pdf
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Top Ten Most (Un)wanted Pests and What to do about them
Insects are more sporadic than disease, but identification of them helps with selection of control options.
Top Ten Most Unwanted Pests and What to [...]
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Pests on Herbs
Herbs can be easy and enjoyable to grow, but a few pests can ruin the fun!
Pests on Herbs.pdf
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Spider Mites
Spider Mites can be a serious pest of the landscape - Although they are tiny, their damage can be a big deal!
Spider Mites .pdf
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Grape Expectations - Control the Pests!
Backyard grapes can be an enjoyable addition to any landscape, but you cannot ignore both insect and disease control.
Grape Expectations - Control the Pests.p[...]
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Abiotic Diseases
Abiotic disorders: bugs and diseases aren't always guilty of killing your plants!
Abiotic Diseases.pdf
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Gardening Questions You Never Really Thought to Ask!
There are many mysteries in the gardening universe - here are the answers to a few of them!
Gardening Questions.pdf
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Rose Rosette Disease: Not a 'Rosy' Picture
This viral disease has been spreading from multiflora to hybrid teas roses, and can be quite devastating. Learn more about it!
Rose Rosette Disease.pdf
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Looking a Little Rusty? Understanding Plant Rusts
Understanding the life cycle of these fungal disease is important for developing control strategies.
Looking a Little Rusty.pdf
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Powdery Mildew - a Gardener's Dust Storm
What's that white powdery-looking stuff on my plants?
Powdery Mildews.pdf
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Houseplant House Calls
Here is all you need to know about houseplant problems!
Houseplant House Calls.pdf
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Common Turf Weeds
Can you identify the most common weeds? Read and see what you can do about them.
Common Turf Weeds.pdf
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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Beetles!
Here's why you should love them, yeah, yeah, yeah!
The Beetles!.pdf
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Tomato Pests & Diseases
Do you know what's bothering your tomatoes? Read all about it.
Tomato Pests Disease.pdf
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Obnoxious Lawn Weeds
Fall's the Time to Kill 'Em
Obnoxious Lawn Weeds.pdf
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Noxious Weeds - the Arrival of Aliens
What are noxious weeds and why should you care about them?
Noxious weeds.pdf
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Rose Diseases, Pests and Problems
What you need to know to grow amazing roses!
Rose Diseases Pests and Problems.pdf
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Slugs and Snails
Managing the Slimy and Super Destructive!
Slugs and Snails.pdf
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Using Pesticides...Safety First
Learn about the Safe and Effective Use of Pesticides
Safety First.pdf
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Tough Lessons Learned through Experience
Mother Nature is the best teacher...but, there is there is always next year to do better!
Gardening Goofs.pdf
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Be a Gardening Detective!
Use your power of observation to monitor for pests and problems!
Gardening Detective.pdf
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