a beautiful mess

Spring crossed the threshold today with wind in her untamed hair and mud on her tattered skirt, and I’ve never been so glad to see her.  Like a wayfaring friend who’d been gone too long, I welcomed her in and we seemed to pick up right where we left off last year.  I’d been itching…

enter the mantis

Things seem to happen so quickly in the greenhouse, so I decided a quick update was in order.  This post is kind of a departure for me, as it will be mostly pictures.  (try to contain yourselves.) So aphids.  They mostly seem to like my tropicals- hibiscus, brugmansia, and elders in particular.  They love the…