Sunday, July 20, 2008

Garden Critters

I'm not really a bug person and usually lose it if I find bugs in the house but it makes me very happy to see them in the garden especially if they are helpful. The bees have been very busy in my yard despite all of the honey bee loss we've seen lately. I was very excited about the preying mantis until Janice informed that they get big enough to eat birds. I've seen huge one's but I always thought they ate bugs only. Hopefully I don't witness a preying mantis attack and eat a bird. I believe the butterfly is a black swallow tail. I'm not so crazy about the ants, slugs or snails but they take cute pictures and I just can't get myself to use any kind of pesticides even if they are munching on my plants. You may want to click on the images to get a better look.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Holy Daylilys!!!

In the past week and a half the daylilys have just exploded. Most of them are first time bloomers in my garden so I have been very excited. Who couldn't love a plant that comes in 60,000 varieties, really only needs sunshine and water, can be easily split to be shared and you can easily hybridize. I would recommend daylilys to everyone, even if you don't have a green thumb. Enjoy the slide show!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008