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Half Past Mid-Winter, Quarter to Spring

Half Past Mid-Winter, Quarter to Spring

I read somewhere today that we should name a 5th season in Calgary, because it’s so unbelievably nice out. I won’t go into details because I forget most of them already but I do remember that I was all “nuh-uh” to their claim that this […]

Bug ID UPDATED

Bug ID UPDATED

It’s a Thrip!I was watering the jungle today and noticed the big slip we cut off of Sweet Potato Experiment #1 had more action than usual happening on it’s leaves. Tiny roundish black spots which I’m sure are eggs and 1mm (if that) squirmers, some […]

HOUSE GUESTS

HOUSE GUESTS

I thought I loved my macro lens before. WOW. Yesterday we watched a video by MHPGardener that talked about helpful insects like a Parasite Wasp. The Parasite Wasp lays it’s eggs in the eggs of Aphids. I don’t think I need to go into the […]

Lets Play Name That Shrub! UPDATED

Lets Play Name That Shrub! UPDATED

  I’ve been looking all over the place to figure out what this is. Clearly I’m missing something in my search terms. MOM!!! Help? This shrub (?) was about 7 or 8′ tall when we moved in. It was trimmed down a fair amount (much […]