Month: October 2010

Praying Mantis

It’s been a while since I’ve spotted any praying mantis in the garden. That’s why I happy to see this late bloomer on my fading dahlias. He seems content to hang out there for now.

Looking for the Great Pumpkin

Saturday was gorgeous, it was the perfect day to jump in the car and head on over to the local pumpkin patch. Bobby Dazzlers Pumpkin patch is surrounded by farm land so it feels more authentic then the pumpkin patches of my youth. I love […]

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day for October

The calendar may say it’s October but the weather is making it feel like July. It was in the low to mid nineties this past week. The garden is going through a transition phase. Since it’s been so hot I haven’t had the heart to […]

Wordless Wednesday Yellow

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Harvesting Hops

My ten hop plants flourished all summer long. I inherited these plants along with the community plot. They are rhizomes and started to appear in late May. After six to eight weeks they spread upward and entangled themselves into the fence. Around late July they […]