The buzz is all about the bugs this week! I'm writing some posts dedicated to my favorite garden helpers, since I'm not going to be seeing them for a while. I found this little guy sitting on my Russian Thyme plants, just hanging out right before a rain storm.
This, my friends, is a bumble bee :)
Now let's say its Latin name together, because it's the coolest scientific name I've ever heard:
Bombus bimaculatus! Read more [...]
As Autumn envelopes us and the leaves begin to change colors, I have gone out on a few end-of-season bug hunts so you readers can have one last up close and personal look at some Summer time arthropods. It's a bittersweet time of year. I love see bugs when I'm out and about in the garden. On the other hand, I also love turning my attention indoors to my tropical plants when the cold wind blows outside.
Today I found a little trooper hiding in a pine tree. He let me take a few pictures before heading off to hunt. Read more [...]
Well, dear readers, Fall has fallen! Summer is officially behind us. To soften the blow, and pay tribute to my favorite garden friends, I'm going to post a few articles featuring pictures of some helpful bugs. This way, I can bid them adieu until next year. Soon, our attentions will be turned indoors to lighting, hydroponics, and a host of other modern growing systems. For now, enjoy this little top-tier predator I found next to my compost bin: Read more [...]
I have a wonderful salad bar out in my back yard!
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My friend here was just passing through, and I thought we'd get a few snapshots taken. Y'know. For posterity.
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My Chiflera plant is growing again! I had noticed a lot of leaf loss on the lower branches of my Chiflera tree. I was concerned that it had some type of a leaf rot. I was told by a friend of mine, who has grown chifleras for years, that the plants often lose the lower-most leaves as it grows taller. To my great relief, the plant soon sprouted 4 new umbrellas, or branches with groups of leaves.
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