September in the Garden

View this post on Instagram One of my favorite dragonflies, and very common in my yard, the Common Whitetail, Plathemis lydia. This particular one if a male as they are the ones with the distinctive white abdomen in this species. Do you have this one flying in your garden?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dragonflies #commonwhitetail #plathemislydia #gardening #gardensofinstagram […]

August in the Garden

View this post on Instagram A pest to some, this bird dropping shaped caterpillar of the giant swallowtail, Papilio cresphontes, happily chomping down on one of my citrus trees is a welcome sight for me! Over the years I've shared caterpillars with a friend who had more host plants than I did but often times […]

Field Guides for the Beginning Naturalist

Show Notes +Texas Mushrooms Field Guide by Susan Metzler and Van Metzler +Wildflowers of Texas by Michael Eason +Wildflowers of Texas by Geyata Ajilvsgi +Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses by James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller +Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Southeastern North America by Seabrooke Leckie +Caterpillars of […]

Quick Re-Introduction and Welcome to New Listeners…

View this post on Instagram Monarch + Green Milkweed⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I miss the lushness of those mid-spring days…⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #monarchsandmilkweed #monarchbutterfly #greenmilkweed #asclepias #pocketsofnature #gardenpodcast #nativeplants #texasnative #lonestarstate #houstongarden A post shared by Misti Little (@thegardenpathpodcast) on Aug 3, 2020 at 5:15am PDT Hello! If you are here from the Garden Blogger’s Fling website, welcome! I’m […]

A Peek at My Fall Seed Order

Music: “Heat” by Derek Clegg Seeds talked about in this episode: Sunflower ‘Zohar’ Sweet Pea ‘Perennial Blend’ Celosia ‘ Chief Red Flame’ Ageratum ‘Blue Planet’ Plains Coreopsis Poppy ‘Black Swan’ Mustard ‘Red Giant’ Carrot ‘Atomic Red’ Showy Milkweed Common Milkweed Kale ‘Nero Toscana’ Corn ‘Rio Grande Blue’ Native Seeds Carolina Rockrose Halberd-leaf rosemallow Ludwigia alternifolia […]

Botanical Biodiversity in Florida’s Big Bend | Lilly Anderson-Messec

View this post on Instagram One of my favorite milkweed species is having a real banner year. Large-Flowered Milkweed / Asclepias connivens is not easy to miss, despite its muted coloration. The large, 1inch wide blooms are fairly easy to spot, even in the grassy, wet prairies where they are found. The pale green, comically […]