Because of this horrible heat, we gotta water extremely thoroughly. Sometimes this means getting down with the hose and holding it in the pots of trees for a few minutes per tree.
This am as I was doing just that, I looked up through the canopy of limelight hydrangea trees and saw this view, one I’d never seen before.
A dog’s eye view of sorts.
The crystal clear sky with no polluting jet airliner contrails as a backdrop was a perfect backdrop for these beautiful trees. Coronavirus has destroyed the airline industry and their polluting contrails are no longer there. Blue skies dominate our world now- and it’s awesome!
Their flowering perfectly coincides with the arrival of the monarch butterflies returning from Mexico.
I noticed these insects getting to know each other on our ballerina perennials, and I looked them up on my new free insect ID app:
Apparently, these insects have lots of steamy sex whilst the humans toil. Something is very wrong with this picture! I’ve seen them for decades and now thanks to my insect ID app, I now know they are just less flamboyant than monarchs but are just as interesting in their life cycle. I’ll never crush another one between my fingertips.
These sex addicts in this pic are on Asclepias tuberosa.
I’ve seen em for years and now I know what they are and what they do: harmless!
The nursery dog, Peetee, saw something in the wood pile and stared at it forever yesterday. Focused hunter!
The new organic clover lawn out front looks nicer than freshly mowed regular turf. Honey bees populate our lawn in the thousands, rejuvenating a decimated population. No chemicals... EVER!
Freshly trimmed Abelia flowering today under a sugar maple tree I saved from the bull dozer in 1980 (yes, they had bull dozers in 1980).
Yellow bamboo welcomes visitors under that same sugar maple tree. It’s trouble-free and colorful 24/7, not to mention deer proof, insect and disease free. What a kick-ass plant!
Someone bought these “Rio hydrangeas” and compact crepe myrtles today before it got hot. Ever seen such nice plants? Compact, full, and awesome. The best sign of a great perfectionist grower is uniformity in all crops, something that our growers and we have conquered.
Hope to see you at the nursery someday! Come visit!