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Thursday, May 21, 2015

dry

The weather report on tv (last week) was all about how dry it's been... Macon got some of those afternoon showers... And they stopped telling us how dry it was...

Out here in the sand, nothing... still dry.

We Need Rain!
You probably notice the yard getting a little bit on the crunchy side. It is has been pretty dry across the area. In fact, it is one of the driest May’s since record keeping began! Athens is actually tied for first place for the driest May 1-16 period. We have only recorded a trace of rainfall during this time period! The year to break the record is back in 1913. If Athens does not receive any rainfall today, we will officially hold the record for driest May 1st-17th. With that said, let’s hope we get rain.
Above clipping borrowed from http://www.athensgaweather.com/

 I recon that my garlic is dry enuff to dig some for the kitchen...
Those non-flowering stalks produce single cloves...

The heliotrope doesn't mind it being dry...

 The bees are content.

Dry oak leaf hydrangea...

Dry rudbeckia... blooms anyway.

Dry daylilies...



 Peach, plum, and pear... seem to have caught something in that wet spring we had...

Ok... enough belly-aching... how bout some critter pics...
 Wasp making a meal out of cabbage white caterpillar.
 Butterfly visits collard flower....
Fence post lizard keeps an eye on the gardener.

Some freshly caged maters... 
The veggies are getting a bit of watering....

 

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Visitor

I don't see the gopher tortoises very often... so when this one came to my back door, it seemed providential... and I went running for the camera.




The turtle seems to be interested in eating the soil... Minerals?

Kitty's interested too...


Real interested...

Video of the cats seemingly ignoring turtle... 
while the turtle is oblivious to the cats in turn.


 

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

5-19-2015

Isn't it cute?
Buckeye caterpillar on toadflax.

delphinium carolinianum

Asclepias amplexicaulis

 This tree is costing my vegetables light... But somebody is using it...

Ramble on rose...


 Cnidoscolus stimulosus 

 

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Colour in the May Garden

Bee visits poppy.

Amarylis

White campion (silene alba)

rose campion

On a previous post, I included a picture of a watermelon bed that had been completely ravaged by voles... before the seeds even came up!
Planting seeds in pots is a crummy way to garden...


Farkle berry bush

 Matelea

 Penstemons


Prunella

My water feature... Tadpoles in an ice chest...



 

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Poppies!

 It's always excitin when the poppies come in... 
The bees pitched in and created some fantastic colours...

And... The goldfinches sowed them...
I don't have to do a thing... I don't even pull weeds...




If yer interested.... I posted a blog about selecting for colour... 
I started growing the original plants back in '89 or so... from 2 colours came brilliant hues...







 

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