Yay, I'm nearly done pruning in all the gardens. This afternoon, I was in the front yard, pruning and pulling, when I happened to glance down...oh, time to go fetch my camera! Can you find what I spotted in the photo above? (Answer at the bottom on this post.)
I'm always happy to see one of my favorite Blanco County species return for spring––snapdragon vine.
My antelope horns are coming back up!
So is my zizotes milkweed!
I've gotten a patch of narrowleaf blue-eyed grass started in the back yard. Such pretty little flowers.
And then there's the management problem that comes with gardens, native or not. I love chile pequin, but soon you have young'uns sprouting up everywhere. So I've been yanking those along with white mistflowers and pearl milkweeds.
Look who's still living our our back porch screened door! My thread-legged bug friend! I check on him/her every night.
Found this pretty moth (ID to come) the other day.
Back to management problems. Like when you don't have enough of a host plant to feed hungry mouths. Right now, pipevine swallowtail moms are out in full force, laying eggs (above) on our non-native pipevines! It won't be long before they eat up (see the tiny larvae below?) what's there.
The Mexican buckeye flowers are lovely, too.
What I spotted: a white-lined sphinx moth!