Using gardening as a metaphor for living... This blog is how some plants & flowers, creepy things, and the dead brought me back to life.
Friday, August 22, 2014
...too many blood suckers to sit outside...
Those pesky little blood suckers (mosquitoes) have been practically swarming in my yard lately. I don't have any standing water that I can tell but there is swampland nearby. If I can help it, I don't use bug spray... mostly because of little guys like this Hummingbird Moth along with other beneficial bugs and birds. I was only outside for a few minutes and I have nearly a half dozen bites! Yet another reason I love bats.
Because I don't want to be bitten, I've retreated back indoors. For now I'll have to enjoy my garden from peeping out my back windows.
I had to prune back two butterfly bushes that were taking over my Pom Pom. I love that little guy.
More tomatoes on the vine... and a red flower to attract the hummingbirds.