Archive for September, 2009

Sunflower thief!

September 29, 2009 1 Comment
Sunflower thief!

We have been planting sunflowers for the last couple of years and the birds love them.  Of course, they may not be the only ones eating them. Aggie and Craig Hundley sent me a couple of pictures showing their thief.  I love the acrobatics!  Some days I wish I could do that.  I’m not sure […]

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I Know They’re Here Somewhere…..

September 22, 2009 1 Comment
I Know They’re Here Somewhere…..

For the past several weeks Monarch caterpillars have been eating all of our Butterfly Weed.  I have gone outside every day and checked on their progress.  I saw some that were no more than a quarter of an inch long and others that were two inches long.  I love watching them chew away at the […]

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Oooo. I’ve Never Seen This One Before!

September 11, 2009 0 Comments
Oooo.  I’ve Never Seen This One Before!

While taking pictures of the plants that I had just planted (from the previous post), I happened to spot this:   It took me awhile to find it, but I took my own advice and looked at the Bug Guide.  Actually, I found it on the Bug Guide by doing a Google search and found […]

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There’s Always Room for One More…

September 11, 2009 0 Comments
There’s Always Room for One More…

About a week ago the phone rang.  It was one of Dwayne’s co-workers and he was at a seasonal garden center that was clearing house.  Did we want some free annuals?  Free plants????  I can be there in 15 minutes!!! It took me about 25 since I had to follow the speed limit, but they still […]

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Oh, We Can Do This Ourselves

September 7, 2009 2 Comments
Oh, We Can Do This Ourselves

Dangerous words from two people with very little design ability.  Or patience. We have been talking about getting some edging around our house for awhile now.  We even had a landscaper come out this past spring and he showed us how to use a hose to outline what you want to cut out before you […]

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Mmmmm…. Milkweed

September 4, 2009 1 Comment
Mmmmm…. Milkweed

The last several days I have been going out to my Sven rose   and picking off Japanese Beetles.  Every time I go out there, I pick at least one off.  And, happily, squish it.  As I was doing that this morning, I was also looking at my Butterfly Weed (it sits right next to […]

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