Every year, insects arrive in our gardens and landscapes to devour everything in sight. Usually, the Japanese beetle makes its presence known earlier in the spring, but the extension office received a lot of calls about them last week.
Many people liken their pets to children. Not only do they need love and affection, they also can cause their share of trouble.
Gardening with pets is akin to dealing with youngsters, and doing so requires setting boundaries and limitations.
• Former Chicago White Sox player and Curtis Baptist baseball coach Chico Valdez will have tryouts for a 9-year-old travel baseball team. Players can't have turned 10 before May 1. Contact Van Dixon at (706) 830-2806 for information and dates of tryouts.