As I was hard at work constructing the new bed that isn't ready yet- I noticed a gorgeous green aphid climbing on my new metal construct. Time to see if the ladybug lures work! It's a little tablet filled with pheromones and if you sort of cut it and hang it on a branch it'll … Continue reading Ladybug bonanza
Going back to my roots with eccentric and exciting mints. We begin with my favorite, red-stemmed peppermint. As detailed a few posts ago, one prone to bugs, but possessing of the most delightful scent. He was potted up in a favorite pot of mine, from a sale a while back. But what of my earlier … Continue reading March madness? No- Mint madness!
Well it's been a fun few days at work. The early spring means everyone wants to get a early start on their gardening, even though it's too early for a lot of the Bay Area usual plants. And while we had the freak rain it was decently sunny afterwards, so everyone wanted to garden! -I'm … Continue reading The bugs are back
So I found a really weird weed that looks like a geranium. One of the cranes-bill ones. Then I found another. So I picked them roots and all. Probably just a weed. Looks good in a pot though. This was kind of my mood. Put a weed or two in a pot and hope it's … Continue reading Captain’s Log: February 20th 2019
This has been a hell of a year huh? You might have noticed a lack of posts lately, that's because my father was in the hospital and things got a little complicated for a while. He's ok now, but it's been a hellacious couple of weeks. I have a lot to do in the garden … Continue reading Captain’s log: December 31 2019