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Attracting Beneficial Garden Insects with AHS, Jessica Walliser and Corona Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, Aug, 21, 2015 @ 11:08 AM



Do you have insect pests in your garden, munching on your favorite veggies and flowers? Come learn how to bring in “good bugs” that will get rid of those “bad bugs”.

The American Horticultural Society and Corona Tools are pleased to welcome their guest, Jessica Walliser, author of “Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden”. Jessica’s book won a 2015 AHS Book Award this spring.

Jessica Walliser co-hosts “The Organic Gardeners” on KDKA-Radio in Pittsburgh, PA. She is a former contributing editor for Organic Gardening magazine and the author of four books. We are delighted to have her join #plantchat for the first time. We will be sharing tips on attracting beneficial insects to the garden.   

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and #plantchat co-partner, American Horticultural SocietyDigital Communications Manager, Charlotte Germane, tweeting as @AHS_Gardening.  Special guest, garden writer, Jessica Walliser, leads the topic, Attracting the Good Bugs to Your Garden,  and tweeting as @jessicawalliser. The live chat begins Monday, August 24, 2015 at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET, where we come together with green industry experts and fellow horticultural tweeps each week to discuss all things related to plants and horticulture, since 2014.

Discussion Overview 

Share your thoughts and takeaway exciting tips and info including:

Two kinds of beneficial bugs - The pollinators, who help pollinate our plants, and the predators/parasitoids, who help us by controlling garden pest populations.

Three ways to encourage beneficial predatory bugs - Tips to make your garden a haven for the hunters of bad bugs.

How many bad bugs are there? – Learn the surprising statistic on how few “bad” bugs there are.

ID the good bugs – How to recognize the good guys.

Plants that feed the good bugs – Plant combos that will attract the good bugs to your garden, and keep them and their descendants there.

Join the Conversation

Plantchat logo on Corona Tools

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #plantchat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the plantchat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Plantchat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now plantchat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.

Topics: Corona Tools, #Plantchat, AHS

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