|~ hoverfly on goldenrod ~|
1) soil - I need to add fresh soil to all my veggie beds & should do so each year.
2) feeding - because of the heavy rains during the winter & the very well draining soil we have out here, I really do need to add compost teas on a more regular basis to help the plants.
3) watering - strange but true - we have mini-droughts through the summer (mostly August) & I need to water more consciously.
This weekend I spent some much needed time just enjoying & observing the things that are in the garden. My favourite spot was just at the end of my deck where I have a clump of goldenrod. It was simply a-buzz with insects feeding off the pollen & nectar that these tall, stately plants provide - a much needed food source for the insects at this time of year.
|~ goldenrod with bees ~|
|~ goldenrod with hoverfly ~|
|~ bee on Helenium ~|
|~ hoverfly on Helenium ~|