Monkey Balls that grow in autumn, spring, and summer

For those of you who were wondering, this is what ‘Monkey Balls’ look like in autumn, spring, and summer. And then they put forth these pretty little seeds that go forth and multiply. Before they go to seed–you can use them in arrangements like I did above. They are food for the Monarch caterpillar. and…

Growing Your Grub interview with Flowergardengirl

Last week Steve Howard at Growing Your Grub sat down with Flowergardengirl and she shared tips and tricks for successful gardening. She also talks about how her new site, Best Garden Blogs has gained so much success. Tomorrow–is the premier issue of Toil the Soil! A garden magazine for the everyday gardener. Giving gardeners a…

Feel the rhythm of the butterfly wings, Monarch on Fur Balls

While composing the music for this piece, I tried to give you the viewer and listener— a feel for just who these dainty little characters really are. They are Mexican of course. They migrate from Mexico to Canada and we here in NC are right in their path. Lucky for me I grew Monkey Balls…

The Seed Pods Of Gymphocarpus Physocarpus

This is a riot of activity. I’ve done many a post about this Monkey Balls or Fur Balls plant that continues to drive curious folks to my blog. Some have even emailed me for seeds. At first, I was sending them over to Thompson and Morgan where I had purchased them but after reading a…