Thursday, June 18, 2009

Critters in the Garden

I went out to water the potted plants the other day, and wound up scaring up a lubber (a giant grasshopper).


It tormented Shotsie.
video

I've had a rash of these things around my yard over the last month.

I've also seen the black snake around the screen door a few times now. Last time I saw it go under the bench on the deck. I got my camera and just got a couple of shots of it's tail.




The snake is about 2- 2 1/2 feet long. I love my black snake. Did I ever post the photos that Woodrow got of him/her behind the shed?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Top 10 Bulbs for Florida

Here is a list of the top ten bulbs for our Florida environment, as outlined in Sunset's Florida Top 10 Garden Guide.

Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)








Blackberry Lily, Leopard Flower (Belamcanda chinensis)






Blood Lily (Scadoxus multiflorus katherinae)














Butterfly Ginger (Hedychium)








Daylily (Hemerocallis)-- not for zone 25, where I live










Elephant's Ear (Alocasia,Colocasia and Xanthosoma)







Fancy-leafed Caladium (Caladium bicolor)






Lily-of-the-Nile (Agapanthus)








Louisiana Iris (Iris)-- not for zone 25, where I live













Peruvian Daffodil (Hymenocallis narcissiflora)