Wildlife

Squirrel Damage in a Vegetable Garden.

I am an animal lover.  I don’t like to see any creature being hurt in any way.  I remember sitting at my computer desk last year and watching a squirrel run along my fence line with a whole corn cob that he had retrieved from my compost pile, and thinking “how cute!” It didn’t take…

Butterflies in my Front Garden and Test Garden

Spoicebush Swallowtail Papillo troillus

Butterfly bushes attract butterflies like no one’s business! Here are some photos of butterflies in my garden beds.  They are swarming around my Butterfly bush right now because it is full bloom. Spicebush Swallowtail Papillo troilus feeding on some nectar.  He seems to be enjoying himself! My zinnias are so popular with swallowtails right now!…

Control Squash Bugs by Following These Tips.

How to control squash bugs

Trying to control squash bugs can seem an insurmountable task when you find them in your vegetable garden. Last week I had a huge zucchini and squash patch. This week I have a squash bug infestation.  I am so dismayed.  I noticed them first with the distinctive eggs on the top of the leaves.  Normally…

Hummingbird Accent Throw Pillow 17 x 17″

Every once in a while I find a home decor retail object that I like to share with my readers.  This lovely hummingbird throw pillow is one of those. Details of the Hummingbird Throw Pillow Artist Carolyn Shores Wright captures a moment in time with this beautiful design featuring a hummingbird enjoying a colorful snack…