During April 2018 I will be blogging about my memories as MOM OF 6 from A to Z . These challenge posts will also be found at Creation and Compassion http://marcyhowes.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Bees, Butterflies and Ladybugs

This morning I finally was able to spend a couple of hours in the garden trying to tackle a few of the weeds that have been growing with wild abandon for the past month or so.   And no, the above cosmos are not found in my garden.  I do have a few sunflowers and a few little lemon marigolds that have survived the weed infestation, but no cosmos this year.  Perhaps next summer. 

I've missed having the time to spend an hour or so every day working in the garden this summer, but I did enjoy the time I had.  I especially enjoyed noticing the busy little insects that were buzzing around the mint patch . . . bees, ladybugs, beetles, fire bugs, pill bugs, potato bugs and little white winged flies.  And even a butterfly or two.  Ok, so they were probably just white moths, but it was nice to see them living so abundantly among the garden plants, and weeds.  And to know that the bees are still there to pollinate the cucumbers and tomatoes and squash.  So we may still get some veggies this year!  We do have a little cumcumber and one small zuchinni, and quite a few little tomatoes.  Patience, water, and a bit more weeding, and we'll have some fresh veggies!

1 comment:

  1. Our garden is coming on slowly. My sweetie brought in a cucumber tonight and the kids devoured it in about 30 seconds!