Things Getting A Little Creepy ? Wishing You a Happy Halloween !
Jumping Spider (Araneae salticidae) Photograph â“’ Tim Geiss at poltergeiss.com We only look scary! These arachnids are a gardener’s friends. Although some spiders are venomous, most are environmentally beneficial creatures worthy of our respect and protection. Read more about the predatory jumping spider (Araneae Salticidae) —a common ‘guest’ in houses— Â and the soil-dwelling red velvet […]Read More
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly! Insect Enemy Number One: Tomato Hornworm Wanted Dead or Alive!
The Hornworm (Manduca sexta) – Image â“’ Tim Geiss at Poltergeiss Wanted Dead or Alive:Â Manduca quinquemaculata (and alsoÂ Manduca sexta)Â aka The Hornworm. Although he looks almost clownish in Tim Geiss’ photo (above), this garden pest is no laughing matter. The hornworm feeds on tomato plants and their relatives (other nightshades of theÂ Solanaceae family; includingÂ peppers, tomatillos, eggplants, […]Read More
Taking Better Photos of Your Garden: Guest Post by Ted Dillard…
Photo â“’ Ted Dillard Of all the questions and comments I receive via this blog, email and through this site’s Facebook Page, the most common by far are related to photography. I am a new, amateur photographer, (that is a nice way of saying that I have no idea of what I am doing), and […]Read More
Art Inspired by Nature – Ronald Cowie Portrait of a Flower…
Photograph Â©Â Ronald Cowie . “Nobody sees a flower, really, it is so small. We haven’t time -and to see takes time like to have a friend takes time” Â – Georgia O’Keeffe For this, The Gardener’s Eden’s second in the weekly series, “Art Inspired by Nature”, I present to you the extraordinary work of Ronald Cowie. […]Read More