Garden Musings

Sunday Snippets: Goodbye Summer?

It’s a glorious and warm fall day here in Cincinnati.

As nice as the weather has been, I’m pretty sure our extended summer is coming to an end this weekโ€”the weather forecast includes rain and temps in the 50s and 60s.

So, I spent quite a bit of time cleaning up the vegetable garden this weekend. I also harvested the last round of tomatoes, found a few squash hiding in the vines, and divided and moved some perennials.

Finally, I sowed wildflower seeds in a new spot that my husband may or may not know about. It will be a spring surprise for him; we have a large back yard and he will be happy having less grass to cut. Win/win!

When I was clearing out the new spot, I noticed this Wooly Bear caterpillar. My sister and I loved playing with them when we were kids. This guy was lucky because I only took a picture. From what I remember, that much orange means we’re in for a mild winter. Time will tell.

Learn More

  • Wooly Bear and Woolybear are both correct
  • Wooly Bear caterpillars are Isabella tiger moth larvae
  • The Woolybear Festival is held annually in Vermillion, Ohio and celebrated 45 years (!!) in 2017

1 Comment

  1. Mary R Gilbert

    October 22, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Mild Winter…bring it on!!!

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