Saturday, June 03, 2006
Friday, June 02, 2006
Garden Visitors & Residents
There are a great number of garden visitors lately (they must see something I do not) yellow lady bugs? I have never seen them and they appear rather shy, but the garden is full of lots of ladybugs and I am unsure if my garden itself is infested with what they enjoy feasting on, or if it is because my garden is was slightly more mature than many others in the neighbourhood to take up residence. The birds come on Fridays (garbage day) and feast usually on some poor residents garbage bag contents. But since I sprayed the nematodes they have been coming in rgeat numbers to eat the wormy things you see in the chops of this hungry wingman.
Thursday, June 01, 2006
The roses are beginning to bud as well, and I cannot WAIT to see them in their glory, I am a classics kind of girl, irises, lavender, peonies, and roses, this is what I enjoy in my garden. My roses appear to be really happy where they are I keep hoping that I luck out on this catch.
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
The other thing I always find fascinating in the garden is the way that mother nature surprises us with variations in the colouring in one plant such as the pansies.. The combos seem endless in the baskets and I love exploring what she has come up with in the baskets each day.
If you don't like it, wait 10 minutes..
Now that the peonies are safe inside and in a vase on the entry bookcase, the rain never really materialised, the thunder rumble has subsided and the clouds have separated. C and a friend of his are shovelling more of that gravel ( I stole some this morning for my walkway..I was caught shovel handed when C came home from work.. but the deed was already completed)
In a separate note, I am not sure if my pink peony is a "Sara Bernhardt" as identified on the label, it would appear to be way too dark a shade to be this, hmmm what the heck is it then?
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
I have learned that my butterfly visitor from yesterday was an Eastern Black Swallowtail.. possibly a male since there was significant yellow and little blue in his pattern. If your interested in identifying some of the butterflies in your Ontario backyard http://www.web-nat.com/Butterfly/ has a great resource website devoted to butterfly watching in Ontario. I was not handy enough to grab the camera to catch a picture of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail fluttering about the garden this morning, as it seems they are much more humble for humans than the black swallowtail I saw yesterday.