I took a bunch of photos of my Golden dewdrop covered blue flowers to show how many bees were in it. This is the only pic I got of one and it's not even a bee.
Mid-spring and the veggie garden is in high gear. The zucchini (an 8-Ball / Striata di Italia cross) and the cucumber (a German heirloom) look splendid.
The sweet corn is coming in. I don't remember what kind, but it's got blonde roots and red tips. It's sort of like my girlfriend in the 80's.
What do you think? Maybe a week more and it's berry season?
Sustainable gardens need pollinators. Encourage butterflies with flowers for food and get them to stay with a simple butterfly house you can make for only $3!
A volunteer Pride of Madiera (Echium candicans) covered in big spiky blooms anchors the dry shade garden in front of Sage's Acre in San Diego County in May
Bought this thunbergia as a scrawny stick for $1. Twenty years later, it's so huge and covered with bright orange flowers it shows up on satellite images.