A new regular in the garden. When all your Fall broccoli has come and gone, let this one stand!
This huge plant was a big surprise, growing larger and larger, without a bloom in site.

Alas, bright purple emerged and within a week, more broccoli then I knew what to do with. This amazing plant will definitely be part of my regular rotation in the garden.

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Jul 172012
 

While ladybugs are cute, one here and one there—in swarms, crawling and wriggling, they are not so cute. I know firsthand. Adam and I gave the garden a present this past weekend, releasing over 1000 ladybugs. I know they’ll only be visiting a short while, but hopefully they’ll help a bit, munching on aphids and eggs and hopefully laying their own eggs. While it was a little bit creepy, it was mostly fun. We had ladybugs on our shirts and shoes, and saved a few as pets for a couple days.

1000 ladybugs

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