Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Just Checking on Things

I found this lil' critter on a pile of pine straw this morning. It looked like a leaf until it jumped away! I love seeing beneficials in the garden. Makes me feel like I'm on the right track. Most of my all-too-close neighbors do not subscribe to an organic mindset and use the "immediate gratification" method of ecobalance. It's a difficult but uncontrollable dilimma I face every day in the garden. It's worth it in the end, for all concerned.

I wanted to do one more check on the pumpkins before
we leave on vacation. They seem to be thriving in one of the
few semi-shady spots we have in our yard. I will feed them
when we get back. I hope it rains while we are gone,
as plant life here is noticebly healthier, lusher and
more productive with Mother Nature's nudging.

I realized this week that many of our sunflowers may bloom while we are away. The caterpillars may decide to transform too during this time. But then I remembered that the garden and all its wonder is not here just for me, but for others to enjoy as well. I guess it's easy to become selfish when you're the one doing all the weeding and watering! I look forward to noting the progression of the garden upon our return. An added bonus is that it will be that much closer to fall planting and cooler temperatures! So many seeds, so little time...


  1. I do hope you receive some precious rainfall while you're away. I always worry about my garden when I'm gone, and hope that all is well. I do hope you can catch some of the blooms and butterflies, though. Have a safe and enjoyable trip.

  2. Thanks Susan! I am hoping I will be able to blog about our adventures on the trip. I'll be in a different planting zone. Can't wait to see what's bloomin' up there!


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