#repost @longuevuehg with @get_repost ・・・ Join local horticulturist and bonsai enthusiast Taylor Williams and Longue Vue for a wire bonsai tree-making workshop. Create a beautiful bonsai piece you can take home - no watering required! Link in profile. **This Sunday! Tickets still available online!!
About 2&1/2 years ago I limbed up this Loropetalum chinense, pruned back hard, & wired to direct some of the growth. Really pleased with the results. Working with this plant’s natural push toward a tree form has made all the difference. Before it was forced into a shrub form and had to be sheared constantly. Now maintenance is low and visual interest has increased. Work with the plant. #ambitionwithoutknowledgeislikeaboatondryland#loropetalum#horticulture#arboriculture
🚨 Parasitic Wasps have moved in! The white structures are actually cocoons of Cotesia congregata (Braconid Wasp). It all started with a female laying eggs beneath the skin of this Hornworm (Manduca quinquemaculata). Eggs turned into larvae hatched inside the caterpillar. After feeding from within, immature wasps pushed through skin of its weakened host and began to pupate. Soon a healthy population of adults will emerge. That pretty much guarantees my tomatoes with be pest free. Feel bad for the little guy though. #entomology#braconidwasp#tomatohornworm
Mimosa strigillosa (Sensitive Plant) captures imagination and awakens the inner child in most. Spotted these on the river side of the levee before a Sunday stroll through the Batture. #sensitiveplant#wildflowers#nativeplants
Oenothera speciosa AKA Pink Evening Primrose, Showy evening primrose, Mexican evening primrose, Showy primrose, Pink ladies, Buttercups, Pink buttercups. This flower is even more prolific than the common names that exist for it. You’ve probably spotted one in the past several weeks. #wildflowers#flower#blossom#latergram