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Plant Problems in late spring

Below are details of the biggest challenges and losses but here are a few pix of some of the successes: At the end of April I posted info about new #perennial plantings and other seedlings that were started. All of the plants were placed accordingly since balconies have their own micro climates based […]

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Fall Garden Checklist…

download and/or listen to the mp3 audio for Fall Garden Checklist when you click here Just like spring, it is time to get back to work in our gardens…so much to do! Following is the full list of tasks for the fall garden in text format and following that is a little experiment […]

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ANTS – Hymenopteara: Formicidae

In the quest for lessons from nature and particularly ants, some of their notable characteristics include the following:

* They display tremendous strength and determination. It is estimated that on the average they are able to carry 5x their own body weight.

* They help one another and display altruistic qualities. They work for the good of one another and they will even sacrifice their lives for the greater good of their community.

* They will not take from the mouth of others, yet they will give to others.

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Alien sighting or Butterfly ALERT! (peacock/inachis io)

Listen to the post here Here is a close-up of todays visitor to my balcony. Since I posted this earlier, I have identified it…the caterpillars like to feed on nettle and ironically, the night before sighting this lovely on the dog walk, I had mistaken some nettle for mint and grabbed a piece…ouch! […]

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Balcony Garden Progress August 2010

…….on the left side the width of the box is also a little over 215 cm and the depth is 85 cm. Plants on the left side include budleia (butterfly bush), 3 vines (morning glory, sweet pea vines, clematis,) lantana, dahlia, paper flowers (unknown name), delphinium,……

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