Saturday, April 25, 2015

Spring Garden Visitors

The week after Easter is my traditional time for garden work. I spread things out to make it fun, not a chore. Over the last two weeks I've worked up the soil and planted seeds, seedlings from the nursery, flowers, trees, and lots of onion sets.

But I haven't been the only visitor to my float garden and deck pots. Here are a few of the rest.

Frogs are singing and munching bugs (hopefully)

Mourning Cloak butterflies enjoying the mud

Bumblebees in daffodil tents

Bee flies imitating their namesakes

Mrs. Robin helping control some of my pests

Tree swallows checking out the new birdhouse

What's been happening in your garden? -- Margy

20 comments:

  1. Great critters in your garden - hope it is a good gardening year, but I wish the rain would give us a break.

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    1. Since I have to be away for awhile, I've been hoping for rain to keep things watered in my absence. Sorry about that! - Margy

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  2. Nice to see in your garden these beautiful animals !!
    Great spring photos !!
    Have a happy weekend !

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    1. Thanks Ela. You have some great bird photos at your blog this week. - Margy

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  3. Love your birdhouses, great garden critters.

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    1. We just put them up a few weeks ago, only days before the swallows arrived. Our good friend John made them for us to replace the old ones that got destroyed during the winter storms. They should last for many years they are so well built. - Margy

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  4. Your frog is magnificent, so large! I love the bumbl bees too.

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    1. Now that the frogs are out we should start seeing the garter snakes. The frogs have to be very careful when they are around. - Margy

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  5. Wonderful spring visitors..I like the frog and butterfly. Great critters. Have a happy day!

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    1. I just started participating in your Saturday's Critters this week. Thanks for stopping by. - Margy

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  6. I haven't seen a butterfly yet but the frogs are chirping away in our drainage ditch. I've been a bit nervous to put out my seedlings, the weather has been so up and down. Love your bird house, it all looks so enchanted.

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    1. It seems like the Mourning Cloaks are everywhere up the lake. Even along the logging roads when we ride our quads. - Margy

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  7. Hello Margy, stopping back just to say thank you so much for linking up to my party.. Have a happy new week!

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    1. It'll be fun. When I have a critter I'll join in. - Margy

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  8. Lovely critters. I can't wait to see Mourning Cloaks in W.V. again.
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    1. They seem to be everywhere right now. I've never seen so many. - Margy

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  9. what are those sticks sticking out of the bird house for.

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    1. The birdhouse is sitting on top of a branch that floated by our cabin one day. We trimmed off the ends and stuck it in the corner of my garden float upside down. The branches just hold some plastic water toys for fun. - Margy

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  10. AH! Nice to see your gardening coming along!

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  11. It's time, isn't it?!
    I spotted my first Lily bug today... sigh.
    I look forward to all your veggie garden success. You are so clever!

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