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Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle

One of the amazing results of planting butterfly weed (a type of milkweed) in my garden was that it attracted Monarch Butterflies. I never saw the original butterfly(ies) that laid eggs on my butterfly weed, but during the summer months,... Continue Reading →

Square in September – California Poppy

You will always find California Poppies (Eschscholzia Californica) in my New Jersey garden. Living in California as a little girl, I have fond memories of the golden wildflower growing in my backyard. The California poppies bloom profusely during our mild... Continue Reading →

Square in September

I am participating in BeckyB's floral photo challenge "Square in September" this weekend.   This morning I discovered the first aster of the season blooming in my garden.

Last Day of August

While taking pictures of a butterfly in my yard today, this little gal startled me and hovered right in front of me. I gasped with delight, took 3 pictures in 3 seconds on the wrong setting, but I also scared... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ― Marcel Proust

Thankful Thursday – Butterflies and Caterpillars

Last year in my garden, I planted butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), a type of milkweed, namely to help create a habitat for Monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Last week, when I found a Monarch butterfly caterpillar eating leaves on my... Continue Reading →

In a Vase on Monday: Serendipity

I am finding a serendipitous nature of participating in these weekly In a Vase on Monday photo challenges. Even though I know what plants are growing in my garden, I never know what I will find blooming in my garden... Continue Reading →

In a Vase on Monday – Simple Beauty

I am participating again in Cathy's In a Vase on Monday photo challenge. During the past several weeks, I have been bringing in flowers from the garden but was too busy to take pictures of my bouquets. Today I had... Continue Reading →

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