Jessica Walliser is a horticulturist, author, and devoted bug lover. She's most interested in stuff like ground beetles and threatened ladybug species, as well as exotic pests like the Asian citrus psyllid and the bean plataspid. When she isn't writing about bugs and science for the blog Savvy Gardening, she's composing articles for Fine Gardening, Organic Gardening,Hobby Farms, and Urban Farm magazines. Jessica also writes two weekly columns for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review where she has the pleasure of covering a wide range of gardening topics.
Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden: Understanding the cycle of predator and prey is an integral part of growing organically. Using information assembled for her newest book, Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control, Jessica shines some light on the methods needed to attract beneficial insects to the garden and keep them there. She presents ground-breaking university research regarding the intricate connection between plants and insects, and explains the need for maintaining the garden?s natural balance. Jessica describes over a dozen species of beneficial insects found across North America and accompanies the lecture with beautiful images of the predators themselves and their favorite host plants. You'll never look at bugs the same way again!
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