Seen on the median strip travelling north on 680 through Castro Valley - a tree with large light colored flowers and no foliage to speak of. When I saw it whizzing by, I said "What the heck is that?".
Monday, March 17, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
We were at a neighbors' house, sitting in their beautiful garden, when the question of lady bugs came up. Both of our gardens have been visited by aphids on the broccoli and kale. What to do? Do we buy lady bugs? What about what we've heard about lady bugs flying away and going to someone else's garden? Good questions!
Sunday, March 9, 2014
|Magnolia from Strybing Arboretum|
I am facing a renewal of my UC Bot Garden membership and am weighing the plusses and minuses of their different levels. This is beginning to hurt my head trying to figure this out. I may have to get out the spreadsheet to help decide what is the best way to visit gardens (and possibly museums) cheaply.