Welcome Weekly Weeder

One of the first activities I volunteered for in Savannah was helping out at a place called Sparrow Field where a small group of gardeners, funded by Skidaway Audubon and other altruistic organizations, created a beautiful garden on a berm that separated a golf green from a beautiful wild field.  The drive in to the parking area is quiet and peaceful.    The opportunity to create a pollinator garden and bring butterflies and other beneficial insects was seized upon, and the valuable work done there is appreciated by many.

 One of the first sights of the day!  This is what we all long to see….  A caterpillar using this plant as a host plant to fuel its journey to butterfly status.

Now Georgia gets pretty darn hot in the summer so not all summer Friday mornings will be as pleasant as today.  But the word will go out as the sun rises higher and hotter, to come earlier in the morning and beat the worst heat of the day.  The area I weeded today was below a bluebird house.   I remained as quiet as could be and slowed my weeding motions so as to not frighten the parents flying in and out.

All of you gardeners out there, understand what a morning this was….bliss!

About Jayne in Georgia

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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