Archive for June, 2020

Lounging Lizard

Saturday, June 13th, 2020

Lizard


First Monarch Caterpillars

Friday, June 12th, 2020

I don’t know how I have missed them until tonight. They are quite large.

Monarch Cat 1

Monarch Cat 1

Monarch Cat 2

Monarch Cat 2

Monarch Cat 3 2020 June 13

Monarch Cat 3

Monarch Cat 3

Monarch Cat 4 2020 June 13

Monarch Cat 4

Monarch Cat 4

Monarch Eating

Last of Eight Monarch Cats 2020 June 19
Last of Eight Monarchs

Recent Monarch Visitor 2020 June 17
Monarch Visitor



Monarch

Monarch Visiting Garden, May 14, 2020


Thistle with Web

Saturday, June 6th, 2020

Web

Web


Hydrangea quercifolia

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

My Hydrangea quercifolia, commonly known as Oakleaf Hydrangea started as a wee plant. My original plant is located at the corner of the deck. Some in shade, some in full sun.

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

I took starts from it and have plants growing in three other niches.


Scarlet Runner Bean Flower with Salvia Flower

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Salvia and Bean Flowers

Salvia and Scarlet Runner Bean Flower

The scarlet bean plants are volunteers. They are from beans that I grew last session. Last year some neighborhood kids sold us seeds for 25 cents each. The kids went into detail about how easy the beans were to grow, red color of the flowers (scarlet), and how to prepare the beans.

The bean flower has already been partially eaten by a spotted cucumber beetle. They are those pretty little insects that look a bit like elongated green lady bugs.

Spotted Cucumber Beetle

I have chosen not to use systemic in most of my garden spaces because I want my gardens to be an inviting environment for butterflies and hummingbirds.

Monarch