Aphids in the Spirea

Everyone around here plants Spirea japonica The typical one has bright pink flowers. It thrives upon neglect and as such is a perfect landscaping plant for gas stations and parking lots. My house came with three, one two three in a row on the right hand side of my house. It is north facing - … Continue reading Aphids in the Spirea


More native plants on the move!

Yesterday I started distributing compost and manure, prepping beds for vegetable crops and checked the dry sticks that remain of last year's Asclepias. I see the first tiny shoots pushing forth from both A. tuberosa and A.verticillata. Nothing yet from A incarnata, but soon, I think. The overwintered kale is budding and will be most … Continue reading More native plants on the move!