The weather’s warming up in this neck-of-the-woods and I want to get some sunflowers in the ground soon. These plants from last summer were the result of three generations of seed-saving from some purchased “Russian Mammoth” seeds. Big huge heads with delicious seeds sit atop some really beefy stalks!

Ladybugs are great for the garden - they eat aphids. Learn how to manage aphids in the garden here. The lower photo is of a (perhaps unfamiliar) ladybug larva (juvenile form).