I was pulling out a dead pentas plant today when suddenly I realized that it was staring back at me…upon closer examination, there was a freaky-looking caterpillar eating away at the plant. Apparently this is the caterpillar form of the Sphinx Moth, the moth that I mistook for a hummingbird last summer.
Two female House Finches visited our tube feeder today. Their sweet little calls and tidy eating habits were a treat for people used to hosting the squawking grackles!
My ‘Tuscan Sun’ rose has four little buds on it! I couldn’t believe it when I saw them. The rose was planted just three weeks ago. Now it’s a race between the roses and the gardenia to see who will bloom first…the silly gardenia has had little buds for almost two months now, and it still hasn’t bloomed, so I think I’m betting on the rose!