It is that time of year! Blueberries for the freezer!
I had a couple butterflies visit my yard! Monarch and Black Swallow Tail. Would love to have lots of them.
Evidently she left some eggs behind! They landed on the little bit of dill I had in the strawberry bed and ate that up so I carefully moved them to the parsley. There is about a dozen of them. I hope they make it to the butterfly stage! My Master Gardener here says they are the black swallow tail. The monarch has little black like antennas on their head and the black swallow tail doesn't.
Playing "peek" with precious little Nora!
Still harvesting strawberries. They started out small and then got to a nice size and now are getting smaller again. Very few raspberries. Disappointed in them after the great harvest we had at the previous house.
One or two hummingbirds are still visiting. I was surprised at how long this one set on the tomato cage over the green pepper plant. He looked at the sliding doors quite a bit and I am wondering if he was trying to tell me to fill the feeder! I made the sugar water three times and the first time I didn't screw the bottom on correctly so lost most of it and the feeder was low at this point. I made the sugar water a second time and hubby threw it out. He didn't know I was letting it cool for the hummingbirds. So I made it three times and had success the last time.
My one sunflower will soon have three flowers! Hoping to grow more next year. Birds planted this one.
I had one ugly leaf on the sunflower. I cut it off and they seem to be doing okay since then.
I think most of my flowers on my zucchini have been male flowers but it looks like I might get two or three zucchini off this plant. I have it setting up on the potting table so Coco doesn't eat it. You all know what a problem she is eating my veggies!
I found these on the underside of a bean leaf. At first I was going to throw it away because I didn't know if they were good ladybugs or the bad ones. I showed a couple Master Gardeners here and they both thought they were good ones so I laid it back under the bean plant. I hope I haven't killed them. Will be keeping my eye on to see. This is the last picture and I hope that you have enjoyed your visit! Have a lovely week! Nancy