Friday, July 26, 2013

Not a leaf and my first pumpkin

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

Pumpkin Bloom

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