GAR days

6 . 17 . 14 | Spring GARden Spectacular

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Technically, it’s still spring for a few more days, so here are some highlights from the spring garden.

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The cilantro did great this spring. Large clumpy bushes of white flowers full of bees and other beneficial insects. Cilantro is the protector of the GARden!

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Here is the tiny Allograpta obliqua, a type of flower fly. It’s larvae feed on aphids.

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This cluster of Large Milkweed Bugs, while not necessarily beneficial, are generally benign. They feed only on the milkweed plant, and, judging by the continued health of our milkweed, don’t seem to do permanent damage.

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We think this is the larvae of the Black Swallowtail, feeding on fennel.

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According to our Kaufman’s field guide, this Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) is especially pugnacious (males at least), darting out at anything crossing their path, even humans! So watch out!

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Bachelor’s Buttons!

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Dill gone wild!

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Amaranth.

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A GIGANTIC zucchini!

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Blueberries that aren’t yet blue.

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The GAR breakfast (Sallie’s mid-morning snack).

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This crazy looking fella’ is actually a pretty delicious cucumber. We can’t remember it’s name, but it had a slight lemony flavor. We hope you enjoyed this peek into our garden! It’s one of our favorite things about working at GAR.

 

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