Friday, August 30, 2013
Saturday, August 3, 2013
My Purple Coneflowers are blooming. This one has a white crab spider on it. I have seen little yellow crab spiders but not a white one this large. He's a spooky ghostly fellow. Crab spiders are stalkers they don't weave webs.
I hope August finds you all well!
Friday, July 26, 2013
That is not a leaf but a Satyr Comma butterfly. Part of the Bush foots butterfly family. Named for the mythological woodland deity. Satyrs know the secrets of wine making. I need some of that knowledge!
I'm thrilled to have my first pumpkin forming! No critters are eating the vines any longer and they are loaded with blooms so I just my have a nice patch after all!
Friday, July 5, 2013
Well I hope you're all having a great Summer. I wanted to share one of my favorite blooms with ya. Pumpkin blooms of course! I planted 43 plants and 10 got eaten by ground hogs. But so far the rest seem ok! Ground hogs do not mind egg shells, coffee grounds, hot sauce or dish soap all of which I have tried to keep them from nibbling my precious pumpkins. I better at least get a few pumpkins out of my patch or I'm going to have to find a good recipe for ground hogs! Lol
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Ghost Ferns that is! Athyrium or Ghost Fern has an upright habit once established. They are well behaved but I wish they would speard more. It's fronds are silvery which give it a ghostly glow in the shade garden.
Lucky me I have four ghosts in my garden. They are late to awaken in Spring but I'm always glad to see them when they do!
Friday, May 17, 2013
Here's a few woodland Wildflowers I have blooming now.
Violets in an array of colors. I need to do some research to find which kinds they are. I love the magenta one which I actually bought years ago.
White Shooting Stars
Red Trillium or Toadshade
Wild Geranium or Cranesbill with a hosta
Sorry the pictures aren't great but the mosquitoes are viscous this year like never before.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Humor always helps. I thought I would share these with you. Personally I like the one about hiding the bodies!
Mother Nature blew in some chilly temps and we may get a snowflake or two tomarrow. Good thing I put all my veggies under recycled plastic bottles so if we do get frost they should be ok.
Wishing all you Moms a wonderful Mothers Day! My wish list includes a new sprinkler and some new garden gloves. Oh and no cooking at least for the day!