Category Archives: pollinators

Milkweed Bugs

I can’t remember where we picked up our Asclepias curassivica, aka: scarlet milkweed, but it has thrived in our flower bed this spring. I didn’t even realize it had set seed pods until a week or so ago. As I went over to inspecgt the open seed pods I noticed that the plant was crawling […]

Hummingbird Mania

I’m a little late in getting a post up this week but here’s a short video of the ruby-throated hummingbirds going nuts on the feeders right now! It’s that time of year!

Hanging In There | Late Summer In The Garden

As much as I don’t want summer to end, I can see the change of seasons starting. The bluestem grasses are sprouting and reaching for the skies. I haven’t seen much goldenrod yet but I’m sure it is there. Even the light in the sky is changing. Summer is easing up, or at least pretending […]

pollinators and planning: Project Bee

I’ve been thinking a lot about pollinators lately. I have a few plants outside (beyond the screened in lanai which holds the bulk of my garden) that require pollination and NONE of them have grown fruit/veggies this season. Just last year (or maybe it was the year before?) I was getting tons of peppers and […]