This and That
Posted: October 20, 2015 Filed under: Gardening | Tags: Automatic Gardening, bees, Butterflly Weed, Confederate Rose, Gardening, Green Rose, Gulf Coast gardening, Monarch Butterfly, Monarch caterpillar, spider webs, Sweet Olive Tree, wild ageratum, Year-round gardening
Here are a snapshots taken with my cell phone while working in the garden this Autumn. The Green Rose (Rosa chinensis viridiflora) is blooming. The bush was suffering, but is now having a comeback. The flowers smell like pepper.
A couple of Monarch caterpillars were spotted on the Butterfly Weed and a few Monarch butterflies have been floating through the garden.
Spider webs are everywhere in the garden, making it impossible to walk around without getting tangled in one. I try to remind myself that it is just silk and hope the spider did not get in my hair.
The Sweet Olive’s scent has been almost overwhelming this year. The sweet smell poured through the garden and over the house to the front yard.
Big bees are everywhere. Here is one on a Confederate Rose. They are so busy that it is easy to photograph and watch them.
I was finishing another chore, when I glanced down and saw all the seeds scattered from the wild ageratum. Those were only the seeds that fell outside of the bed! I guess that is why wildflowers/weeds do so well. At least this blue ageratum is pretty.