26 October 2011

In our garden October 26, 2011

A little basil plant growing in between some rocks in a path.

All the larger plants were harvested today, pulled up by their roots.


We are washing all the succulents to take them either into the house or the lighted shed for the winter. At the beginning of the summer I stuck a cutting into a pot and put it outside between 2 larger pots and forgot about it. And it grew into a decent size plant.
Then, today as I was relocating it, I noticed that a single leaf fell onto the soil, took root and made a tiny new plant. Notice the 3 little leaves emerging on the left side.
Swallowtail caterpillar on Rue

The swallowtail caterpillars continue to grow and grow. Yesterday I found one as large as my pinkie finger sunbathing on a rock so I just transported the rock under a rue where it would be less visible to birds.




 A beautiful fungus (polyvore) is growing at the base of this well-chomped Rue and African Daisy. Above these plants is a large planter filled with water for birds and butterflies.
When we refill the container, it waters the soil below, keeping it fairly moist. Hence the fungus.

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