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August Blooms

I noticed summer fading at 8:15 last night. I remember when my boys were little and being thankful when the days were getting shorter.  This meant I could get them in the house a few minutes earlier, wash a days worth of dirt from their bodies, and get some food in them before ten o’clock. […]

Just Some Purty Flowers

So many things are blooming now, I just couldn’t stop at a couple of pictures. The Mirabilis jalapa or 4 o’clocks are a reseeding annual.  Some years I have more yellows and white, but this year I have more pink. They also like to cross breed and those are always a pretty combination. The Asclepias […]

Attracting Swallowtail Butterflies

Last fall, I showed you a glimpse of the monarch butterflies life cycle. I also want to show you another caterpillar I had in my flowerbeds. The spicebush swallowtail butterfly will lay its eggs on a spicebush tree (Lindera benzoin) or sassafras tree. I have 4 spicebush in various flowerbeds and this seems to be their favorite […]