7.02.2008

flowers and trees

ok. so basil may help keep away flies. it may not. that really remained to be seen... but the japanese beetles really liked munching away on the basil. and the marigolds. stupid beetles. look at what they did...



so the basil was all chewed up and sad. it did have some very deep roots, but i put it out of its hole-y misery and have planted some lantana, as well as some torenia. they are lovely flowers and don't seem to be attracting so many beetles.





we also planted a couple of trees. maybe one day, in 20 years when we are no longer living here, there will be big shade trees in this yard. we planted a bald cypress and a red maple.



3 comments:

Lindsey :) said...

Hi Stacie! We got your card saying you moved today. I love your house! I haven't talked to you in like forever! Anyway cool blog. Cotton and Barley are still soooo cute! Hope to see you soon!!!! I'm not sure if I'm posting this right, but its Lindsey.

Mandy said...

Stace! I had no idea you were such a botanist! I have some geraniums that I am struggling to keep alive, we need you nearby for consult! haha!

Kate Hollis said...

beetles got my basil too! :( I was bummed, but comforted by the fact that it happened to you too - not just a product of my black thumb! Hope your lantana does well and all is well with you.