Five Spotted Hawkmoth

Every evening as the last rays of sun dwindle down in the sky, I look out from my back patio door. What I see visiting my nicotiana’s every night, looks like a hummingbird, but it’s actually a moth! Every day at about dusk, a Five Spotted Hawkmoth visits the nicotiana by my back patio. ItContinue reading “Five Spotted Hawkmoth”

National Honey Bee Day

Today is national Honey Bee Day! Honey bees are not native to the America’s, but they provide a great resource to us; honey, propolis, beeswax, and royal jelly. They also help pollinate food and flowers! In my garden, I don’t see honey bees too often. However, this is the first year I’ve had mountain mintContinue reading “National Honey Bee Day”

Leave Coneflowers for Goldfinches

The pink petals on Purple Coneflowers are starting to fade away for the summer. The gold colored seed heads will start to mature and turn dark, as the seed becomes ripe for picking. The American Goldfinches will soon be sitting atop the seed heads picking away at the seeds. Adult goldfinches are seed eaters; andContinue reading “Leave Coneflowers for Goldfinches”

Native Asters

It’s getting to the time of the year here in Central Kentucky where many summer perennials are dwindling. The purple coneflowers and blazing stars are nearly done flowering in my yard. However, I know there is still some perennial color yet to look forward to, as the days get shorter and temperatures begin to drop.Continue reading “Native Asters”