Archive for November, 2010

Bee and let bee with fuzzy wuzzy caterpillars

Thursday, November 18th, 2010 Posted in Insects | 16 Comments »

As a kid, I played with these “fuzzy wuzzies” like crazy. So now, even when they’re chomping a few plants, I leave them alone. This one is a saltmarsh caterpillar (one of the woolly bears) that pupates into a white moth. ...

Countdown to freeze; alternatives to nandina & ligustrum

Thursday, November 11th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | 19 Comments »

For a fall that's been "resplendent" with fire ants like I haven't seen in years, it's been a slow show for butterflies. Early on, bordered patch butterflies blanketed anything with flowers. That was a first in my garden. And although I've ...

Warm up cool weather gardens

Monday, November 1st, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

It'll be weeks before there's any yellow leaf-peeping in my garden. We have to peep fast, since the whole show lasts about 5 hours from leaf turn to drop. 'Butterpat' mums alert us that the time is coming, though. I just ...