Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Red and Yellow Gerber Daisys
Hummingbirds are attracted to Red and Yellow flowers!! They like big drifts of the same color cause they can see it better!! Its like a beacon saying come sip my nectar!! LOL!!! Ive been lucky to have lots of hummingbirds but they seem to be increasing more and more as the end of summer comes! They are getting ready for the big flight to South and Central America!! Ive seen the babies come to the feeder that were born this year, so cute and small and dainty!! You may even have new hummers visiting your feeder as they are traveling and stop for a drink and some sugary energy! Here are some neat facts that ive read and thought you would enjoy knowing: - Weigh less than 4 grams
- Have oversize chest muscles that are nearly a third of their body weight
-can fly up to 30 mph and dive as fast as 60mph with up to 200 wing strokes
- Build tiny nests made of thistle and dandelion down held together by
- Lay two or three eggs that are so small that a penny can cover them
- Are superpollinators. One hummer can visit as many as 1,500 flowers a day
-Are marathon migrators. In fall, they head toward central america. The
ruby throated hummer flies as faar 2,000 miles, including non stop 600
mile crossing over the gulf of Mexico
- Have amazing memories. They return to the same nectar-rich gardens
Consider it a blessing if have hummingbirds, Gods creation is amazing isnt it?
On another note I found an awesome window cleaner that works better than any I have ever used and I tried them all!! Warm water and a microfiber cloth (2) . 1 part ammonia, 3 parts water and dot of dishwashing soap!! Mix together in a bucket, dip 1 clother ring it out wipe window and take the other cloth and dry window, Streak Free and beautiful!!!
**** Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all of these? He who brings out the
starry host one by one, and calls them each by name..... Isaiah 40:26******
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Hardy Hibiscus Bush
My mom had this lovely bush in her yard and I had to take a picture for the blog (keep up the good gardening work )!! Ive been really busy in the garden the past couple of days , weeding is a never ending job.... deadheading...... and i found a black beetle like bug on my tomatoe plants and reasearched before I killed them (just in case they were good bugs)!! LOL!!! but they were not they were black blister bugs... they will eat off all the leaves of your tomatoe plants and kill the plant... and if you touch them or the sticky substance they secrete you will get painful blisters on your hands!!! (sure glad I researched before i touched them)!! I heard if you sprinkle them with flour they will fall to the ground and their wings will get gummed up, i tried it and it worked... but i saw another one in the garden today.. i will post a picture for your info as soon as i get one! Remember to keep your pots watered everyday and fed with miracle gro once a week as the plants are very mature and are using up all the space in the pot so dont skip a day watering unless in rains.... in the next week or so i should have some gardening pictures hopefully of a different place and climate unlike where we live....!!!! In the meantime remember to water, feed and love your garden!!!