October In The Garden


Leaf rollers on my false nettle. I ruled out the three species that are known to use this plant so I’ve got an unidentified caterpillar using the plant! I feel like, no, I know, I did not take nearly as many photos this month of the garden. I’ve been out there fairly frequently but have […]

Paectes abrostoloides moth caterpillar


Yesterday after work Chris decided he was finally going to attack the two pine trees that fell into the pond during Hurricane Harvey. He’d been contemplating how he was going to deal with them since they fell—they aren’t in any good position for total removal. Finally he decided he would just cut them near the […]

Pumpkin Harvest


These two pumpkins have been orange for several weeks now. I had done some reading about when to harvest pumpkins earlier this summer when I knew that the vines were setting fruit but I had to take a dive back into my reading to verify myself about the proper time to harvest. Being as this […]

The September Garden


A view of the side yard garden from the front Stapelia gigantea Senna corymbosa Did it seem like September sped by with nary a time to take a breathe? It did for me. Harvey seemed to push us straight into September and the week+ off of work made it feel even more odd to start […]

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