gardening

I've been gardening for 3 years with the sole purpose of making my garden a pollinator oasis. Today is the first time I found a monarch caterpillar in the milkweed!!

I've been gardening for 3 years with the sole purpose of making my garden a pollinator oasis. Today is the first time I found a monarch caterpillar in the milkweed!!

I’ve always loved those guys. Amazing how fast they grow and how big they get!

There's been a lot of people posting their monarch discoveries on this sub (myself included). It makes me happy that so many people are planting milkweed for the monarchs and that it's working :)

I'm looking forward to seeing more of them, hopefully!

Right there with you! Very inspirational and thanks for planning milkweed, too!

It Is Grapes Harvest Season In Afghanistan.

It Is Grapes Harvest Season In Afghanistan.

Pure joy coming from this pic!

I actually have. My dad used to be a truck driver, he carried green grapes. He used to park his truck near our house to grab something, or pick up lunch if he was near by. I once snuck out to his truck, laid in it, eating grapes on my back in luxury style. I was about 7-8ish & it’s one of my fondest memories, even though I got into a shit load of trouble because that was someone else’s $$ I was laying on & eating lol

That child looks so happy, I love it!

I teach Sunday School to little kids, and when we do the unit on the Children of Israel sending spies into Canaan...

The story. Numbers 13:21-25.

The theology of it.

...and they come back with huge bunches of grapes, my teacher material illustration picture to hold up generally looks something like this.

"So big they had to carry them on poles!"

This nugget of information is generally met with polite skepticism, because everybody knows that a bunch of grapes looks like this.

Or if you grow them at home on a pergola, like this.

So maybe I should print out this picture of this kid and keep it with my teacher materials, for the next time the Twelve Spies story rolls around.

Footnote: The historical version of my teacher's material picture, from Europeans who also had difficulty believing you could grow grapes that big, and who needed a visual aid.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Israelites_carrying_grapes_of_Canaan

I do wish they're mine but it's not

I do wish they're mine but it's not

Where is this? So beautiful 😍

I wonder if thats a work of one person, or neighbors with the same interest. It's probably one person. Would be a little weird if it were multiple people right? How did they meet? How did it get this crowded? Jealousy? Competition? Do they water their plants at the same time? To the compete to see who's plants bloom first? Do the pleasure each other under the light of full moon.

String of pearls. Pearls are pretty easy to keep indoors. Mine like to be watered nearly every day.

Look at creeping vine type plants to hang like this. I can also see some cacti, succulents and yuccas in the pic. So pretty

can anyone name some of the plants that hang like this and what kind of climate they like? ive always really loved the look of these

Not sure if this has been posted yet

Not sure if this has been posted yet

f*** yeah plant memes

I've had a new appreciation for dandelions since I've been keeping ducks. They'll eat them happily so when I pull weeds I give them to the ducks after and I get to watch them eat and quack.

I love tossing weeds I pulled to my ducks. So awesome to see them that happy for them

Have another.

My husband’s stunning hibiscus.

My husband’s stunning hibiscus.

You should see his pistil.

You husband has quite the stamen.

It’s right there in the picture. The long thing. The small thing is the stamen.

So shiny

My sunflower blooming gradually over the past 4 days

My sunflower blooming gradually over the past 4 days

25%... 0%... 75%... 100%...

But what is chronoligical order anyway.

*Edit cause I'm dumb.

/sub/mildlyinfuriating is leaking!

But why would you?

How are you looking at it? It’s more like 25%, 0%, 75%, 100%

She’s crowded. She’s needy. But I love her. My paradise porch.

She’s crowded. She’s needy. But I love her. My paradise porch.

I’m a fan of pots outdoors.

For starters, Texas is a hellish place in the summer...not many critters are out crawling around.

But I also lift most of my fruit trees up on smaller stepping stone blocks, for a little added off-the-ground protection and better drainage.

Even then, I’ve fought off my share of ant and scale infestations...

She’s lovely.

Gorgeous!

Not mine, but my boyfriend's mother's garden this evening. (Just about 1/5th of it).

Not mine, but my boyfriend's mother's garden this evening. (Just about 1/5th of it).

Yeah, I love visiting. It's by the Lake of Thun (Switzerland). The mountain you're looking at is the Niesen.

If he says no, marry his mother for the garden! :D

Damn. What a view. Where is that?

One day I will :) he's the one.

You guys enjoyed my cactus last time it had 3 blooms. This time I give you 7!

You guys enjoyed my cactus last time it had 3 blooms. This time I give you 7!

I've always loved cactus flowers. So beautiful, so fleeting.

My cactus is in bloom this week, for the first time in the 6 years I've had it.

I am on vacation this week, and can't see it.

Crap.

During the winter I keep it indoors and water it monthly. During the summer I keep it outside in full sunlight and let the rain take care of it. I replant it into a bigger pot every year.

Wow I’m offended and I don’t even own this cactus

A place where I can have some peace.

A place where I can have some peace.

So Beautiful. You should share with /sub/indoorgardening. We love looking at everybody's indoor plant corners.

You might not want to do it, anyway but someone over there said s/he had strung fairy lights across the ceiling and then let their pothos twine around them. That sounded like a lovely idea to me.

Nice setup! I notice the collection of books there. Cozy corner.

Love it

Nice place to read Sagan.

Try one of these subthreads