Who's the Summer Garden King?
This guy- He's the big daddy Green Anole, and is about 7 inches long with thick neck muscles, and a beautiful dewlap (I really wanted of picture of him dewlaping, but no luck.) Long live the king!
Yesterday I pulled down my wall of pea plants. I enjoyed eating and sharing the sweet veggies with co-workers. Behind the wall of peas is a row of Zinnias getting ready to bloom and they are happy the sun blocking peas are gone. I need a lower growing flower to plant in front of the zinnas. I prefer something I can plant with seeds, and something attractive to bees and butterflies. Does anyone have a suggestion?
The first sunflowers and Mexican Hat blooms have appeared. I will have more of these blooms to attract bees, and other pollinators soon.
A few caterpillars are already munching on the passion-vine growing to Gulf Fritillary butterflies before the vine can get up above the sunflower stalks. Another caterpillar was spotted on my elm tree. The caterpillar will become a Tawny Emperor Butterfly, unless the Mockingbird finds it for it's hungry chicks.