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Posts Tagged: roses

There's Gold on Them Thar Roses

Matched pair: Two multicolored Asian beetles on rose leaves in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There's gold on them thar roses. No, not the kind of gold found during the California Gold Rush (1848–1855) that brought some 300,000 folks to the Golden State. These are gold eggs from the multicolored Asian beetle, Harmonia axyridis, that...

Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 4:28 PM

Aphids--It's What's for Dinner!

A multicolored Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis, chows down on an aphid while other aphids suck juices from the rosebud. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Well, yes, I would like some aphids for dinner," said every lady beetle (aka ladybug) everywhere. With the lush green growth of spring, come aphids (the prey) and lady beetles (the predators). And now, if you look closely, you'll see clusters or rows...

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 4:55 PM

The Days of Bees and Roses

A honey bee foraging on a yellow rose purchased at the 2014 UC Davis Rose Days. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This weekend will be somewhat like "The Days of Bees and Roses." On Saturday and Sunday, May 2-3, the California Center for Urban Horticulture (CCHU) and the Foundation Plant Services, two entities within the UC Davis College of Agricultural and...

Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 8:34 PM

What's Not to Love About Roses?

Yellow roses are popular at the rose sale. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

I beg your pardonI never promised you a rose gardenAlong with the sunshineThere's gotta be a little rain sometime... So began Joe South in his hit song, "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden," popularized by country singer Lynn Anderson in 1970. That was...

Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Going for the Roses

ONE: A sole honey bee visits a rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Just call it going for the roses. Or a hot spot. In between the showers and the sunshine, the bees at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road, University of California, Davis, emerge from their hives to forage. They...

Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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