I came across these two ladybugs on one of my white yarrow plants. Lady bugs are excellent because they eat the bugs that eat my garden plants.
It will soon grow up high enough to reach the string. Fingers crossed it doesn’t get attacked by beetles this year!
Later-season yellow daffodils and white/peach daffodils. Everything is blooming early this year. These lovely flowers are brightening up the kitchen now. When they are spent, I will compost them so they can help grow more flowers!
Now, this is truly amazing. Sure, the winter has been milder than last year’s, but this little chamomile has been outside since it was casually tossed in the pot at the end of harvesting last fall. It grew and survived all winter until mid-January when I finally took pity and brought it in. Freezing rain, freezing nights, even a little bit of snow hasn’t stopped it. The chamomile now lives on a windowsill and I hope to bring it to bloom in the warm seasons this year. I want to save seeds from this one for sure. It’s supposed to be an annual chamomile. (The variety, for those who are curious, is Zloty Lan Chamomile/Polish Chamomile from Baker Creek.)
I am trading seeds with a friend so we can each grow new things this spring. This friend really likes spooky things, so I made special lettering for each seed packet. I think it turned out nicely. What do you think?
The weather was warmer when I took this, but holly is an evergreen, and thus related to the coming winter season.
There is a planting in my area where, at some point, somebody planted asparagus among the normal decorative flowers. It fits in very well with the rest of the plants and provides tall, frond-ly delicate branches to the background among hostas and other perennials. I have no idea if anyone harvests the asparagus any more, as most of the locals let their dogs go to the bathroom right along that area. I was lucky enough to walk by when the asparagus had berries! I have not grown asparagus before this year, and my own asparagus is quite small. I had no idea it had such bright little berries!
They were challenging to focus on with my camera.