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One of the largest issues that Monarch caterpillar larvae battle is aphids. Aphids compete for the larvaes food source.
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Blue Jay Birds
Audio file of blue jay calls, written facts and photography.
Want to know what a male bird looks like? A female? How about what a blue jay birds nest looks like? How many eggs are laid or how long it takes for the eggs to hatch?
The video can answer those questions and a few additional ones. Plus, hear the calls of blue jay birds in the woods. This way you can identify that they are near to see if you can spot them when you are out for a walk.
White Checkered Skipper Butterfly Video
You can find the recipe and written instructions here.
Makes the best lemonade! Want the written recipe? You can find it here.
It was a cold and rainy day today. The rain let up just enough for me to be able to film this short planting garlic video.
In Wisconsin we can plant our garlic in fall or spring. I plant my garlic in anywhere from late April – the end of May if planting in Spring. After the danger of frost. In fall, late October or early November.
Garlic is neither a spice or an herb. It is a relative of shallots, leeks, chive and onions. I use garlic in just about all my dishes. Growing it is enjoyable and simple.
To amuse myself today, I created a video on how to plant and care garlic for your viewing pleasure.
Water Rooting Lemon Grass
Water Rooting Lemon Grass – This was a project my daughter and I worked on last year. It worked really well! Just be sure to keep the pot watered well and bring the lemon grass in when the temps fall below 50 degrees.
Birdseed Ornament Recipe
This birdseed ornament recipe is simple! Just follow the recipe and the next day you have sweet treat for your birds. The ornaments would make wonderful holiday gifts for friends and family as well as wedding favors for your guests.
4 cups birdseed
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup hot water
1 package unflavored gelatin
3 Tablespoons light corn syrup
Watch the video to see the process.
In the late summer and early fall, when your flowers and plants go to seed or develop seed heads happens to be the perfect time to break out your brown paper bags and start collecting your seed for next year.
I was asked if I could make a video on how to prepare garden beets. I generally only make them one way. It is the preferred method our family enjoys. So my video will concentrate on this method
Taking Sedum Cuttings to Make New Plants
One thing I like about sedum autumn joy plants is that they grow in just about any soil.
They add greenery and texture to the gardens through the summer. In the fall, they display vibrant red coloring. The perfect, pleasing harmony to my flower gardens.