Category Archives: nature


our garden is organic.  what goes into the soil is all organic, compost, alphalpha, peat, and organic fertilizers.  our soil is mostly clay and previous non organic additions, aka rubbish are still being removed after 35 years of gardening.  we have a compost pile at the back of the garden where we recycle yard and kitchen waste.  water is provided in birdbaths for three seasons.  and the raspberry bed and even the daylily beds provide a brush area where insects can reside.  fennel and wild carrot attract beneficial insects.  someone in the area keeps honey bees and they like to visit. and just down the street is our county metro parks.  all of these things combine so that we see quite a bit of nature wandering through.  toads, worms, beetles and all sorts of creatures are attracted to the compost pile throughout the year.  we occasionally see the large gardener snake.  lantana and butterfly weed attract the flutterbys.  all in all there is usually something to see besides the plants in the garden.

14-109 Dark Counterpoint x Scandinavia

14-123-c 10-073 Smoke Scream x Cerulean Star) x 12-0619-004 black plush x trahlyta) x Wind Frills sib to Eyed seedling



sometimes i wonder at what we are trying to do with nature.  and try to imagine what nature is doing.  for the large part i think that nature is moving on an entirely different time scale.  and working elements that we barely notice.  while nature admittedly makes beautiful flowers it is not so fickle to keep changing them every year.  i wonder if any of our modifications will be taken up and held for any serious length of time.  three images…

11-021 Talon x Wind Frills) x Birdwing Butterfly Red