November 5, 2008
The following are a few of the samples or questions received the past two weeks.
Myth: Ladybugs are different from lady beetles
Fact: Ladybugs and lady beetles and ladybird beetles are all different names for the same thing.
Two insects with similar-sounding names are present in Iowa. Though they are nothing alike, the names sound nearly enough alike to cause confusion. Here are the two beetles.
What is a Master Gardener? How does a Master Gardener differ from other gardeners? How can I receive more information about the program?
Succinctly stated, Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by the extension service, and share their time and expertise with other gardeners. It is the acquisition of knowledge, the skill in gardening, and giving back to the community that distinguishes a Master Gardener from other gardeners.