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Insects in the garden

August 9, 2020

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The garden continues to ramp up production. More zucchini, cukes, kale, and peas. Pole beans will start blooming in the next 2 days. Tomatoes continue to ripen, but what really captures my attention are all the insects! The Catnip was swarming with bees and small butterflies this afternoon. I could spend hours there watching all the activity. Here are a few photos from the late visit. butterfly profile_geverettstudio

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Native Bumblebee on Catnip

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Native Bumblebees on Catnip

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The last blueberry crop to ripen. Elliot variety? 

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More Orange Nasturtiums 

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Honeybee and a smaller native bee on Oregano flowers

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Peppers lengthening out!

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Four persimmons remain on the tree. 

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Blushing Tomatoes on the vine.

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Zucchini in late afternoon light. 

Thanks for visiting. Not sure what will be on the drawing board this week, but I have 2 projects that need completion. So watch for a developing Cheetah and the next stage for Remy the black lab!

 

 

4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 15, 2020 1:20 am

    Yep my courgettes are looking similar; love the bumblebees!

    • August 24, 2020 7:11 pm

      Sadly, the catnip plant has now passed the blooming phase and I’m cutting it back. I guess they will have to pollinate the beans and tomatoes. 🙂

  2. August 24, 2020 5:33 am

    How lovely. The one year I planted catnip, one of our cats ate every plant and even grubbed up the roots! She was stoned all summer. It wasn’t Sparta Puss 😀

    • August 24, 2020 7:09 pm

      Hahahaha! Oh, what a happy cat! I’m actually surprised at how much the stuff smells like weed after cutting. Our garage is potent again as I cut back the giant plant. More waiting in the garden for indoor drying. I’m rather surprised the neighbors cats don’t destroy the nip plants….. at least not yet!

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