My boyfriend and I have been tending to our courtyard garden this past weekend. The beautiful California sunshine is wonderful here (despite these early April showers this week), everything has sprouted and blooming.
Late summer last year, we made one last stop over at Bushnell Gardens and picked up some major deals. Like this hydrangea, soon it will bloom large pale green flowers!
I’m so happy with our garden this year although, my potato vine is infested with aphids snacking away on the vines. I’ve tried just about everything, from cinnamon (yes, the cinnamon in your pantry), bug sprays, and more sprays!
Until I found a more natural approach. This little guy glided into the garden, and started devouring the aphids.
Wahoo, now I won’t have to waste money on expensive pesticides. So I headed over to the hardware store and invested in some finch feeders. Bring on the birds, hopefully I won’t regret this. :)