Silent Sunday: August in My Yard

Russian Sage & Karl Foerster Grass, © Carol Labuzzetta, 2018.
“Soon” the apples will be ready! 
Incoming Hummingbird! © Carol Labuzzetta, 2018
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Hydrangea, © Carol Labuzzetta, 2018
Thistlesin the Summer WM
A Stunning Weed in My Yard, © Carol Labuzzetta, 2018.
Fruit from our own trees. © Carol Labuzzetta, 2018.
“Daylily” Unknown variety. © Carol Labuzzetta, 2018.
Common milkweed pods in one of my butterfly gardens. © Carol Labuzzetta, 2018
Swallowtail Framed, © Carol Labuzzetta, 2018
Swallowtails in Summer, © Carol Labuzzetta, 2018
Wild Blue Lupine – a Prairie Native added to my yard this year & blooming out of season.                  © Carol Labuzzetta, 2018
Red Admiral Butterfly, © Carol Labuzzetta, 2018.

6 thoughts

  1. Stunning! We planted apple trees a few years ago, but no fruit yet. How long do I have to wait? Do you prune and shape your trees, or just let them grow naturally? Enjoy your beautiful Sunday!

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    1. Depending on the age of the tree when you get it, it usually takes 3-4 years for the tree to start really producing. My husband takes care of our fruit trees. He does prune them in the late winter -early spring to let more light in and get better air circulation (important when it is hot and humid). Unfortunately, we do spray as well….I know that is not the natural way, but one finds that there are many pests and diseases that are hard to keep at bay. Good luck with your trees! If you want more specific information, check with your extension office – they offer a wealth of solid, trustworthy information!


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