Archive for the ‘Gardens’ Category

Mimosa

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Mimosa


Monarch Chrysalis

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

20200701 Afternoon
Monarch Chrysalis

20200702 Evening
Monarch Chrysalis

Hope that it makes it to a fully functional Monarch.


Passiflora

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Passionvine


2020 June 27

Saturday, 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

Friday, 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.


Butterfly and Bee

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Butterfly

Gulf fritillary Butterfly

Hibiscus and Bee

Hibiscus and Bee


Growth Found in Pot of Soil in the Garage

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Transplanted dianthus from the pot to the garden. Then placed the pot of soil in the garage. The pot had been under the bird feeder. Apparently, birdseed is resilient.

Birdseed Growth

Birdseed Growth

Moved the pot outside for the birds. The Towhees often nibble my seedlings, even in the greenhouse. Maybe this will be a treat for them.


New Blooms Today

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Dianthus
Dianthus

Hibiscus
Hibiscus

Brugmansia
Brugmansia

Evening Primrose
Evening Primrose

Still Blooming

Cactus Red Flower

Cactus Red Flower


Unexpected Cactus Flower

Sunday, June 21st, 2020

Cactus Flower

Cactus 2020 April 27

Cactus Flowers


Hummingbird

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

Hummingbird