Bright and Gaudy is my mood :-) Perhaps that is why I made the Valentine banner so.. so gaudy :-) I'm usually a bit more reserved.
I also added some music... which isn't gaudy or bright, a bit romantic maybe. The player is at the bottom of the page if you don't want to listen or hit your mute button.
Today some bright and beautiful subjects.... you may not think so, but I do :-)
These predacious bugs suck body fluids from prey, such as small to medium sized armyworms, earthworms, rootworm and cucumber beetle adults and other soft bodied insects. So they are very good for your garden.... unless you have a butterfly garden. They also like caterpillars for dinner. Don't touch them... they have a nasty bite.
One dull picture here :-)
Green anoles live on a variety of insects such as crickets, moths and spiders.
They are found in the Southeastern United States from Florida to eastern Texas and north to Oklahoma and North Carolina. Green anoles can also be found in the Bahamas, Cuba, and Mexico. They are sold in some pet stores.
The blooms begin in mid-spring, arising on 8-inch stems of bright red. They open gradually, giving you fresh color for many, many weeks. The heaviest bloom is in late spring, but the flowers continue through summer and even into fall.
Growing just 18 to 24 inches tall and spreading just as wide, 'Crimson Butterflies' makes a nice edging or border standout and they grow well in a container... that is what I've done. It remains attractive even when not in bloom.
It is a hardy perennial native to Texas, Louisiana, and Mexico. It is ideal for warm-weather climates like here in SW Georgia. Crimson Butterflies tolerates drought, heat and humidity.
Crimson Butterflies is one in a series bred by Howard Bentley of Australia. It is an offspring of the renowned 'Siskiyou Pink' .
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world. -- George Bernard Shaw