When the bees stop visiting…

Calyxes opened and sucked dry!  When the bees stop visiting the lavender, we know it is time to prune it down into its mounds. We leave a certain percentage for the bees and other pollinators: now it is completely bloomed out. Starting today and over the next month, each plant will get a careful shaping… Read more »

Night Pollinators

Sphinx or Hawk moth, about the size of a hummingbird.  Perhaps it is the patron moth for a garden of a Jungian analyst (me!)— a sphinx moth!  Otherwise unnoticed, she mysteriously shines in the flash of the camera as she searches for nectar from lavender, Lot Goatsong. These moths work primarily at twilight or night…. Read more »