This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Judy's butterfly garden

hummingbird moth on monarda
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Judy's butterfly garden

I've never seen a hummingbird moth before. My sister helped me identify it. Amazing!

Judy owns the community garden plot next to mine. She planted a butterfly garden along the path for everyone to enjoy. Its a moving experience of buzzing and color. Every time I go to my plot, I walk by and marvel. Last weekend I had my camera and took a bunch of photos.


Anonymous Heather's Garden said...

I've spotted a hummingbird moth in my garden a few times, but I've never gotten as good a photo as you have!

August 17, 2011 10:30 PM

Blogger charmioc said...

Thank you for identifying that for me! I've seen them many times in my garden here in Greece and never knew what they were.

August 18, 2011 12:43 AM

Blogger Sue said...

They are amazing creatures. I have a couple here....the first time I saw them was a few years back. They are so neat to watch. This spring, I spotted a baby one--it was so little.

August 18, 2011 3:03 AM

Blogger Tanya @ Lovely Greens said...

What an amazing little creature! I wish he visited my garden :)

August 18, 2011 4:12 AM

Blogger biobabbler said...

oh, I'm so envious! Very nice shot. SO cool. Thanks! =)

August 18, 2011 12:35 PM

Anonymous M said...

Aren't they amazing, I have only seen one here in London. But if visiting France I see loads, I couldn't believe what I was seeing first time, lucky Belmont Community gardeners.
Marian (London UK)

August 18, 2011 1:54 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing them.

August 18, 2011 10:29 PM

Blogger Judy said...

Thanks for the photos of my pollinator garden, Kathy. My granddaughter and I have seen huge butterflies lately - wish I knew what kind they were.

August 18, 2011 10:43 PM

Blogger . . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

Lovely images! Your blog is always such a delight.

August 21, 2011 1:52 AM

Anonymous quitclaim recording said...

Butterfly garden is very like and more beautiful garden. Because in the garden more enjoyable and fantastic garden that can be more enjoy in that place.

August 23, 2011 9:08 AM

Anonymous Ben Czajkowski said...

That hummingbird moth is the stuff of nightmares O_O

August 23, 2011 9:29 PM

Blogger Thagirion said...

Those hummingbird moths are so cute. Sphinx moths are my favorites and I really enjoy raising them.

September 01, 2011 5:32 PM


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