The Master Gardeners of Camden County are on call for your questions from 9 a.m.-noon weekdays on gardening issues, plant identifications, insect identifications and remedies. Through the Master Gardeners program, administered by Rutgers University, residents who want to become Master Gardeners are trained in classes and then give back to the community by answering residents’ questions in clinics, online and by phone during those weekday hours. There is no fee for this service designed to promote healthy gardens. Call: 856-216-7130 or email.
Ladybugs, symbols of good luck from medieval Europe to Chinese lore, are beneficial bugs all gardeners should consider welcoming into their yards and garden plots. Bart Conrad, a master gardener in Camden County, says ladybugs are “a friend to gardeners” because they eat bugs that eat plants.