Gazania

July 10th, 2020

Gazania

Gazania


Brugmansia Damage by Cucumber Beetle

July 10th, 2020

Brug and Cucumber Beetle

Brug and Cucumber Beetle


Succulent Buds, Flowers, and a Spider

July 9th, 2020

Senecio jacobsenii

Spider at Home in Succulent Flowers
Spider Succulent Flower


Salvia Hummingbird Coral

July 9th, 2020

Salvia


Mimosa

July 5th, 2020

Mimosa


Monarch Butterfly Emerged

July 4th, 2020

2020 July 2, 5:13 PM

Monarch

2020 July 3, 5:13 PM
Monarch

2020 July 3, 9:41 PM, Flashlight Used
Monarch

2020 July 4, 7:55 AM

Monarch

2020 July 4, 8:59 AM

Monarch

Monarch

2020 July 4, 9:31 AM Totally Missed the Monarch Emerge

I documented the chrysalis every hour 20200702 and every 30 minutes on 20200703.

Monarch

2020 July 4, 9:36 AM

Monarch

Some Detail
Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

2020 July 4, 11:51 AM

Monarch

2020 July 4, 11:52 AM Flew Away

Monarch


Monarch visitor flew into my garden while I was watching the Monarch that emerged from its chrysalis.

It flew around the garden, then spent 45 minutes in the oak tree.

Photo taken at 10:15 AM

Monarch

Hope the two Monarchs find each other and continue on their journey together.


Monarch Chrysalis

July 2nd, 2020

20200701 Afternoon
Monarch Chrysalis

20200702 Evening
Monarch Chrysalis

Hope that it makes it to a fully functional Monarch.


Passiflora

June 28th, 2020

Passionvine


2020 June 27

June 27th, 2020

Found on Cut Dianthus in Kitchen

LadyBug

It is not uncommon to find ladybugs on greens purchased at the Farmers’ Market; sometimes several days after being refrigerated.

Unearthed Sansevieria 2019 August 28
Sansevieria

2020 June 27

Sansevieria

Lovely Pale Yellow Dianthus

Dianthus Pale Yellow

Was in a six pack of white dianthus.

Some Type of Origanium

Origanium

I have two plants, the other one has hairy foliage.

Succulent Gift From My Mother

Succulent

Purchased from the grocery store during one of our many shopping trips.

Found in the Orchard

Tragopogon

Thistle

Thistle

This type of plant generally has a blue flower. Should know for sure, soon.


Monarch Chrysalis

June 26th, 2020

Planned to move the plant rack from the deck to a space in the courtyard for potted succulents. I removed all of the plants.
Plant Rack Chrysalis

When I flipped the rack over to brush off all leaves and debris I found a Monarch Chrysalis.

Monarch Chrysalis

Apparently, one of the eight Monarch caterpillars made it through to the chrysalis stage.

Monarch Chrysalis

Didn’t finish cleaning the plant rack. Didn’t want to disturb the chrysalis. Also, left the plant rack empty to prevent giving the chrysalis a shower while watering plants.

Nature controls gardening. Gardening teaches patience.