Thursday, May 03, 2007

Return of the pillbugs: the sequel

There's a roly-poly to be seen anywhere the eye falls; it must be all this rain. The grasshoppers are consuming the leaves of morning glories and moonflowers. We continue to have more and more Drummond phlox, still a few anemones (red St. Brigid and blue de Caen), and ever more sweet peas and nasturtiums. Poppies of all sorts, though not spectacularly prolific, are certainly spectacularly showy. The blossoms of the yellow summer squash are highly ornamental among the other flowers, including bachelor buttons and delphiniums. They're being pollinated properly, too, and we can see the tiny squashes forming behind the spent female flowers.


At 7:35 AM, May 07, 2007, Anonymous M Sinclair Stevens (Austin) said...

More little snails, too, than I've seen in a long time. Something (grasshoppers?) is munching on the still green bluebonnet seeds.

At 8:50 AM, May 07, 2007, Blogger Rantor said...

Through the winter, we've been seeing tiny light tan and tiny fresh green grasshoppers in a certain part of the yard. They seem to stay this small size. I think they're going after the bush beans now.


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