Autumn allergies abound this time of the year and the leading plant to take the blame is goldenrod. But, my friends, goldenrod is not the culprit of your sniffles and sneezles. In a case of mistaken identity, goldenrod takes the full blame for fall time hay-fever. The real culprit hides, camouflaged, behind the blooming beauty that is goldenrod. What is behind your autumn misery? Ragweed.
Gardening for many is about the flowers, fragrance, and tranquility. Unfortunately, there is a darker side of gardening that involves insects and fungi. And although I wish I could only talk about the prettier side of gardening, alas, this is about gardening’s uglier side – Bagworms.