Zinnias Butterflies Bees Lots Of Pollinators

 


Zinnias are such simple colorful easily grown annual flowers.  They are such bloomers that we sometimes tend to walk right by and ignore them. They really are beautiful.

I'm amazed at how many butterflies, bees, and other insects really love them.  

Okay, even the Japanese beetles love them.  I so wish to rid the garden of them but on this day I let them stay hoping they'd stay away from my rose blooms while enjoying what the Zinnias have to offer them. 

Sharing the flowers with other little creatures who enjoy them.

Hummingbirds We Love Them

 


Chuck and I have really been enjoying the early mornings and late afternoons sitting on the porch watching the wildlife.  Carly gave him this pretty colorful feeder for Father's Day. We and the birds have been enjoying it.

I've heard as people become older they have a love of birds and gardening.  I hate to burst that bubble or train of thought but some of us are born with a love of birds and gardening. I am one of them, are you?

Mama and Grandmama always loved the birds so growing up we learned to love them too.  If you feed them they will come.  I love to hear the quick dive-bombing buzzing sounds they make as they come in to feed.  They seem to have no fear even if I'm gardening right below the feeders. 

Today I'm sharing my little unprofessional along with some great PBS videos on Hummingbirds.

Tomato Talk


It does my heart good to be with the little ones and I'm so glad they are on summer break.  This one thinks I'm a farmer and that is a sweet hoot!  What fun to share growing things with them.  Today we are having a show and tell about growing tomatoes.

TOMATO TALK, ORANGE MARMALADE, & STRAWBERRY JAM

TOMATO TALK, ORANGE MARMALADE, & STRAWBERRY JAM

Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.

Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.
WWII fellow soldier in same unit as my Dad the 83rd Chemical Mortar Btn.