Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ladybug Cavalry

 Overnight my lovely little garden got a nasty infestation of we brought out the big guns.
My friend, and garden goddess, Charita :) told me to mix soapy water with citrus juice and spray all my plants down with it. That helped a ton, and then for extra precautions we got some lovely ladybugs...who are not only charming, but rather fond of aphids as well.The soapy water mix, though mighty effective, doesn't photograph as well as these guys...heheh.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Urban Gardening

So we've been growing as much of a garden as possible :) So far so good, our only set back has been our local squirrel. Our neighbors informed us his name is Elvis...I'm rechristening him Evils. He digs in my herbs daily, trying to hide walnuts....sigh. Our current crop is lots of herbs: cilantro, dill, parsley, sage, rosemary, lemon thyme, basil, oregano, lavender, and catnip. We've also got tomatoes, strawberries, lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, and pole beans.

It's fun seeing what we can squish into little window boxes :) We'll see how they all turn out. I'm already enjoying my herbs...particularly basil with tomato and feta sandwiches. Yummmmmmm.

p.s. this is also called "in which Liz plays with her Macro lens :) "