The squash vines are starting to run. This means the Squash Vine Borer will be looking for a place to lay eggs. Extension Entomology at Purdue University has published a short list of common vegetable insects, the SVB is Number 9. SVB's love zucchini's hollow stems.Many gardeners grow Butternut Squash because it is a good squash with solid stems. Waltham is a common variety.
ISU Extension discusses SVB control.
ATTRA Squash Bug and Squash Vine Borer: Organic Controls includes applied ISU research recommendations.
University of Nebraska Backyard Farmer July 15,2011 includes a nice list of typical garden insects and brief control measures, with links to extension publications for each.
Cucumber Beetles, including resistant varieties, from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Squash Insects, The Big Three powerpoint.
Japanese Beetles can be expected soon. Management of Japanese Beetle Adults, University of Nebraska discusses control options.
Aaron's Plant of the Week
There are plenty of coral bells out in the world, but this one in my yard has both nice flowers and foliage and has looked great for the last few weeks! - Heuchera 'Berry Smoothie'
Of course mine doesn't look exactly like the one in the link - but that's very common. I like the color in my garden better!
Applehurst, Susan Appleget-Hurst's shop in Winterset.
Groth's Gardens, Deb Groth, 2451 Cumming Rd, Winterset
Harvey Floral, 611 Nile Kinnick Drive, Adel
Timberpine Nursery, Earlham