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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

garden critters in july

 Spicebush swallowtail nectaring at cnidoscolus

 Gulf fritillary starting a family...

The frit caterpillar...

silver spotted skipper also visiting cnidoscolus

Wheel barrow full of smilax tubers... one clump... now, if there were any decent recipes!

Fence post lizard

 The dreaded squash vine borer moth
Very attractive bug for being so unloved...

The SVB grub...

Another pest...

Gopher tortoise in the new section of the garden... chomping horse turds!
Isn't this funny! I've been attracting butterflies with truckloads of horse poop ever since I got here... didn't know that the turtles also liked it...

Truckloads of poop... each pile represents an entire truckload... The idea is that after setting on top of the ground for a couple weeks, the sand softens up... makes digging out roots easier... Of course... as dry as it is... seems almost hopeless... 

Rose of sharon....  I'm considering grouping some of my white flowers... call it a white garden...
White flowered cleome... 



 

2 Comments:

Blogger Ellen Honeycutt said...

Great critters, especially the tortoise but the lizard's a close second.

July 21, 2016 at 9:40 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

Don't you just love this tie of year? There's so much going on in the gardens! I think most of us garden for the critters!

July 22, 2016 at 10:42 AM  

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