Category: Flora & Fauna

The effects of late cold snaps

There’s a joke in Kentucky that goes something like this, “If you don’t like the weather just wait a day”. Yesterday I worked outside in a t-shirt and got hot (and a sunburn!) This morning I’m wearing my winter coat and hat! While most… Continue Reading “The effects of late cold snaps”

Fertilize Spring Flowering Bulbs

Here in my area of Kentucky, daffodils, crocus, and spring Iris are flowering! Tulips and hyacinths are also on the rise. Spring flowering bulbs are hungry harbingers of spring. They will benefit from being fertilized in the spring while the green is emerging or… Continue Reading “Fertilize Spring Flowering Bulbs”

Blue Winged Wasp: A biological control for Japanese Beetles

Did you know that most wasp species aren’t aggressive? When we hear ‘wasp’ we tend to think of the aggressive species, living in nests, that swarm us. Wasp are carnivores, and actually can do a lot to help control pests in our gardens. Today… Continue Reading “Blue Winged Wasp: A biological control for Japanese Beetles”

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… Continue 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… Continue Reading “National Honey Bee Day”