Category Archives: Plants

A Skipper, a Ladybug and a Monarch Caterpillar on my Honeyvine Milkweed

Look what I found on my Honeyvine Milkweed yesterday afternoon. A skipper, a ladybug and a Monarch butterfly caterpillar! This is a Silver-spotted Skipper  He was pretty flittery, and then when I read about him I found out that is … Continue reading

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Honey Bees and Butterflies and Honeyvine Milkweed

My yard isn’t swarming with honey bees, but then this is the first time I’ve let this little vine hang around long enough to bloom. This is the vine I where I found the little snake last year. Mom doesn’t like … Continue reading

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The Show-Stopping Stargazer Lily

These Stargazer Lilies bloomed in June. All the lilies in the yard have now faded except the occasional stray daylily. I think these Stargazers were an Easter gift to my mom many years ago. When the blooms faded the plant went … Continue reading

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Teeny Tiny Starburst Blooms

This is a vine or a shrub or ground cover depending on how it’s trimmed and where you let it grow. Mid-summer, like right now, it’s covered with these starburst blooms. They’re about two or three inches in diameter and … Continue reading

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Stunning Scarlet Lilies

These lilies bloomed in early May. The scarlet color is stunning. There are five or six in an old-fashioned concrete planter. They’ve been there a few years. They usually grow about 18–20 inches tall, but this year they barely made … Continue reading

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A Yellow Flower and a Tiny Bee

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Hen and Chicks Spring 2017

These little succulents fascinate me. This is my second time to post pictures of them. I’m drawn to the perfect circles of petals that grow out from the center. These hens were pulled out of a crowded pot a last fall. We … Continue reading

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