Category Archives: Photography

My Garden Update 3/9/16

Oh I just love it when seeds begin popping up and things begin to flower.  I am very impatient this year with my garden since I am trying some new things.  Here is what’s blooming and growing in my garden … Continue reading

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Critters in my yard 9/19/15

I have seen 2 different caterpillars that I have never seen before in my yard.  Both of them are fuzzy.  Is this a sign of a cold winter to come in Florida? LOL The black and orange one turns out … Continue reading

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Need Help Identifying Tiny Beetle in Florida – Update 6/6/15

Update 6/6/15 – I have been informed that these are the 1st or 2nd instar stage of a form of stink bug.  I was hoping they were beneficial but alas they are not. I found these on a green bean … Continue reading

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Swallowtails and Zebra Longwing

There have been lots of butterflies in my garden of late.  Of course that brings lots of caterpillars too.  I have let my fennel grow wild in and among my raspberries.  This Black Swallowtail is laid eggs a couple of … Continue reading

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East Coast Central Florida Garden Update 4-20-15

We have had some nice rain lately and my garden is loving it.  It has also been very hot this month so will see if my cucumbers and green beans survive. Here are some pictures along with a beautiful dragonfly … Continue reading

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Who Are These Strange Creatures – Ladybug Larve

It’s that time of year again in Florida, hot and muggy.  This makes it ripe feeding season for aphids.  Every year my Firebush is covered with aphids and that means I can also find an abundance of ladybug larvae. Ladybugs … Continue reading

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Vistor in my Garden – Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

My back has been out for 2 days now and it was windy and rainy this morning so when I got a chance to walk in my garden it was a welcome change. To my surprise I found this little … Continue reading

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Out in the Garden

I haven’t posted in quite a while and this post is really only pictures.  A post on Vanilla Honey Peach Butter is coming soon though. I am always amazed at what I find in my garden and decided to post … Continue reading

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Tomato Hornworm Caterpillar – YUCK

I went out to water my plants this morning and discovered the tops of some of my Roma tomatoes missing!  On closer inspection I discovered some tomato hornworm moth caterpillars.  How did I miss these? A garden is like a … Continue reading

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Ladybug Larvae and Pupa

While walking through my garden this evening I noticed that my butterfly bush was filled with aphids, YUCK.  As I thought about spraying it I noticed many ladybug larvae and even some in the pupa stage and of course decided … Continue reading

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