Today I found a Little Yellow in the garden on the verbena. It has been 3-4 years since one of these southern migrants was seen in my garden! Surely in 13 years here at our garden we have not seen more than 4-5 of this species, so it was pretty exciting!
I saw this guy on the verbena and came inside and checked my e mail, went back out 15 minutes later and it was still on the verbena! This photo was taken from 2 inches away with my little G11 camera. Looks pretty good right? Lets look closer at the photo below.
News from the garden. We received at least 6 inches of rain in the past several days, it was much needed! The pond had looked pitiful with only weeks left before it would have dried up. Today the pond is back to a normal low level back to its summer edges at least.
Good news is the hellebores are perky looking, not wilted and desperate looking. Bad news is another 4 ft camellia might be dying, only the top leaves are green with a few buds. I'd forgotten to mention on of my big butterfly bushes looks bad too, the trunks are all whitish and scaly looking.
We have been picking Lemon Cucumbers this past week, they somehow survived the mildew and are now fruiting. Yummy!