Saturday, August 7, 2010


The garden is home to many winged and fluttering creatures, as well as to the occasional furred marauder. The following gallery shows a few of the garden's non-tomato residents.


We know that the Garden is host to a wide variety of pollinators. The milkweed, Queen Anne's Lace, and Coneflower blooms crawl with flies, bees, wasps, moths, and butterflies. Lady bird beetles wander in the tomato vines.

There are unwanted insects, as well. Grasshoppers gnaw on the kale leaves. Every mosquito in Uptown seems to be waiting for us on Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings.


There is at least one rabbit warren somewhere on the Garden property. We're always surprising a bunny in fragrante delicto—though not usually actually on the inside of our fencing. Bunnies have not done much damage this year.

We also have squirrels, of course. Squirrels seem to stick to fallen fruit, though they will nip at the occasional tomato.