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Temps Dropping Again

Ugh. It’s dropping down to 28 again tonight. Make sure your plants are well watered asap today. Time to take back inside any tender plants that are outside. Cover the tender plants that stay outside with frostcloth, burlap, sheets, anything you have, as soon as you can today to help trap heat in. Be sure to anchor the covering to the ground. You can use plastic as covering if you have to, but be sure to take it off asap tomorrow because it transfers a lot of heat once the temps start rising.

The pic is of a container of pansies in my garden during last year’s snow event. Thankfully it’s not supposed to snow tonight.

Cold Pansies

Happy digging in the dirt.

Jeanni and Ziva

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Lichen

I’ve always thought lichen is beautiful. I get lots of questions about why it grows where it does and if it harms what it’s growing on. Here’s a great article that discusses those questions and more.

“Lichens do not harm their substrates, or take nutrients from the trees or shrubs they attach to. Look, but do not disturb them; take a photo, not a sample. Live and let live.”

rhttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/03/realestate/gardening-lichen-fall.html?fbclid=IwAR1LMAfPxnvl-sJzgUWugTcH060kL19XZYjsTvgzOjSR-X3vt2k1s2xuVC4

Happy digging in the dirt! 💚🥀

Jeanni and Ziva
Beautiful Gardens Begin Here

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Wasps

Keep in mind that wasps are pollinators too. They might not be cute like bees and butterflies, but they’re needed in our gardens just as much.

This one was having a grand time in the goldenrod in my flower beds.

Wasp on Goldenrod in my garden

Happy digging in the dirt!

Jeanni and Ziva
Beautiful Gardens Begin Here

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Got hummers?

But not sure which ones they are? Here’s an article with good info on which types of hummers visit where in Texas.

I bought Flame Acanthus and Black and Blue Salvia for my hummer visitors. They’re still sitting in the black nursery pots … I’ll do a post on them as soon as I figure out where they’re going in the garden. Now I’m just waiting on my hummer from the other day to come back for a visit and some nectar sipping!

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Ziva
Beautiful Gardens Begin Here

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Hummers!!

I had the most wonderful surprise happen this morning! I was sitting on the couch putting together my plan for opening Bella Jardins and creating a landscape design for my yard when this beautiful little hummingbird flew right up to the window and hovered there for a moment. I have no nectar plants in the garden yet, so there’s no reason she should be around here. But I believe she was telling me to hurry up and get her some nectar plants. What an amazing way to start my day.

I wasn’t quick enough grabbing my cell to get a pic of her, but here’s a gorgeous hummer pic courtesy of the interwebs.

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Ziva
Beautiful Gardens Begin Here