Tag: Permaculture

Scary Fungi

Scary Fungi

| December 7, 2012 | 7 Replies

Scary Fungi! Did you know that Fungi are not plants? They are unique and separate life forms and have their own kingdom. After three solid days of rain, this group of fungi popped up in the back garden in a shady area of soil. They are not growing on rotten wood or tree roots. I […]

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Wet Cats! (Monarch Caterpillars)

Wet Cats! (Monarch Caterpillars)

| December 3, 2012 | 6 Replies

It’s been gently raining, on and off, for the better part of three days. The ground is soaked, and so are my cats. I go out several times a day to check on them, and count them. This AM, I found 13 caterpillars, five chrysalises, and one forming a chrysalis. About nine, like this one, are […]

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A Monarch Butterfly Is Born

A Monarch Butterfly Is Born

| November 23, 2012 | 20 Replies

Today was the day! I checked on my cocoon early, as it was quite dark yesterday. I took this photo about an hour before she emerged. You can see where the dark ring top left became a row of holes, presumably for ventilation, as it does not function as an exit zipper. The butterfly rips […]

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Wet Garden

Wet Garden

| November 17, 2012 | 22 Replies

We received a little rain last night, enough to completely cover the surface of the garden. Before the sun comes out (it always does) and dries it all off, I captured this wide shot. As you can see, I’m way behind on fall planting. Thankfully, we are in Southern California, so, there’s a good chance […]

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

| November 14, 2012 | Reply

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How Do They Know? Mysteries of Caterpillars

How Do They Know? Mysteries of Caterpillars

| November 11, 2012 | 14 Replies

After yesterday’s post, I went out to clean the remaining egg off the driveway, or, I tried. I was using the “jet” setting on my hose sprayer and blasting one bad spot. I looked ahead about ten feet from me and saw something dangling to a 20″ plastic pot of a flowering bush. I figured […]

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Rain, Caterpillars and Puccini

Rain, Caterpillars and Puccini

| November 8, 2012 | 10 Replies

I had been alerted that rain was coming this weekend, and I knew I had to get a fresh layer of alfalfa down on my hard-baked clay, otherwise, every trip into the garden would result in mud-caked shoes. So, this morning, I spread it out. Rain was coming down gently on my back. I had […]

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

| November 7, 2012 | 4 Replies

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Kaye’s Tomato Story – Episode 18

Kaye’s Tomato Story – Episode 18

| November 3, 2012 | 4 Replies

My tomato episode is online, and I would love for you to watch it and share with friends. It was a long time coming, because, I kept waiting for my tomatoes to finish for this season, but, it’s November 3, and I’ve still got tomatoes growing! Click here, or for better quality, watch on YouTube. […]

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Celery Patch Pests

Celery Patch Pests

| November 3, 2012 | 13 Replies

Celery patch pests are trouble. I highly recommend growing celery in raised beds, so you don’t have to get down on all fours to inspect your celery. I did that today. I went out to harvest some spears for juicing, and ran across a cabbage worm. I ran in for my camera and had to […]

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