July 27th, 2014 at 8:16 pm
Posted By: gardenguru
Posted in: Growing Flowers,Growing Vegetables

No one told me how much fun it is to grow giant sunflowers.  I read an article that said stinkbugs prefer them to vegetables, so grew them with that in mind.

opening with bug  opening withgreen grasshopper

So far there have only been the two different insects on the ones above, honey bees, small bumble bees, assorted spiders as well as a variety of insects I can’t identify.

Open flowerwith bee

The petals are gone now and the seeds are ripening to become food for the birds.  Maybe the birds will eat a stinkbug along the way.

At the end of asparagus spacetwo sunflowers

They are the sentinels of the garden hopefully guarding against the enemies.