alternate pathways, tree roots and looking up

front walkway through vegetable beds integrated among perennials backyard pathway leading to wooded area and driveway pathway al...

Thursday, July 31, 2008

pollination and IPM around the garden

I added 6 Agastache 'Apricot Sunrise' (hyssop, hummingbird mint) to the vegetable (squash bed) beds and herb garden because I was concerned that the front Hummingbird/ Butterfly/ Pollinator garden was so intense that the pollinators were not moving around the house to pollinate the squash. I was seeing a lot of male flowers, but not as many female flowers and not as many bees.
I got this really cute turtle stepping stone for one of the squash beds. I am on the lookout for other stepping stones -
I converted a couple of cucmber supports to taller bamboo stakes as they had outgrown their previous stakes.
And I hose washed the bee balm, which was getting a bit of powdery mildew. A good hose wash on a sunny day may take care of powdery mildew before having to resort to other methods.
And I photographed the roses, in order down the bed, to start attempting to identify them -