Category Archives: Gardening

Late Summer Update

At about this time of year I get excited for autumn. The second half of summer is always a challenge for me. I love the beginning, but I get weary of the heat, the mosquitoes, the weeds, and the lack … Continue reading

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Caterpillar Corner – Episode 10

The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar living on our Tulip Poplar tree is another week older! This is the biggest one I’ve ever seen and we’re keeping our fingers crossed for a successful cocoon coming up soon. (If you’d like to … Continue reading

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Caterpillar Corner – Episode 9

Our one remaining Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar is doing just fine and we’ve got a week’s worth of daily progress photos to share with you! (If you’d like to catch up with previous episodes, they can be found here.) (Yes, … Continue reading

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Caterpillar Corner – Episode 8

I’m sad to report our largest caterpillar was found by a predator bird and is no longer with us. We have yet to experience one making it to the cocoon stage. But, we’ll have many other chances as the summer … Continue reading

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Caterpillar Corner – Episode 7

Our caterpillars are progressing nicely! Our little guy/gal is growing also! Thanks for following along. We’ll be back in a few days. Here’s our updated collage! Unless otherwise noted, all photos courtesy of White Pine Photo. I wouldn’t have a … Continue reading

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Caterpillar Corner – Episode 6

With all the recent bluebird activity in our yard, it feels like our caterpillars are being ignored but we’ve been keeping a close watch! In case you’ve missed any of our earlier episodes, you can catch up here. They’ll eventually … Continue reading

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Caterpillar Corner – Episode 5

In case you’ve missed any of our earlier episodes, you can catch up here. Our Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillars are well on their way to becoming butterflies. Today I’d like to point out the emergence of their “eyes.” The reason … Continue reading

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