The first blossom on my new Endless Summer Hydrangea
has appeared and it's blue!
I'm so excited.
There are about 7 blooms forming on this tiny shrub so far.
It's only about 2 feet tall.
They start out pale blue and cream.
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Now for some ugly....well, it's kind of pretty.
What is this bug??
This critter is on the Jackmanii Climatis and I think
he may be making the black spots on the leaves.
There were a couple on this leaf. I squished them.
Can anyone identify this bug and tell me how to get rid of it?
Or if I should get rid of it?
I did spray some insecticidal soap on these affected leaves
but I inadvertenly purchased soap for indoor plants.
Will that matter?
I would appreciate you advice so much.
I've never had a problem with this climatis in the 30 years
we've had it.
I actually found one of these bugs in the kitchen that may
have come in on the strawberries I purchased. I'm not sure.
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I don't think I posted this photo that I took on June 9th.
This little bird stopped by for a brief visit.
It's a male Myrtle Warbler.
Sorry for the blurred photo. I took this through the window.
I guess these birds are making their way farther north just like
the cardinals and blue birds. He's the size of a chickadee or sparrow. Isn't he cute?
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We have a lot of butterflies around this year.
Does anyone else notice that?
Lantan pink sunrise is one of my favorite annuals.
Well, the wells should be good and full after about 80 mm
(8 inches) of rain this week. I'm guessing we need all this water
because of the hot dry summer that was predicted for eastern
Canada. I shouldn't complain because parts of the US are
tinder dry and experiencing terrible wildfires and I expect this
will happen in parts of Canada as the summer goes on.
How is the summer weather where you live?
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