Thursday, July 27, 2006

Flowers vs Vegetables

These bumblebees was taken by Sean.

My banana peppers

I love my flower garden and never grew vegetables before til this summer. A student gave me some little pepper plants and I couldn't just toss them so I planted them. To me flowers are so pretty, vegetables well, they're just vegetables. I don't eat many vegetables just salad, sweet corn and some tomatoes. Well my peppers are growing and I am suprised at how much I enjoy checking them out everyday to see how much they've grown. When I was a kid, my parents had a huge vegetable garden, we never had a flower garden. One of my chores was to help weed it (ugh) and pick tomatoes. Well one day I surprised by a tomato worm and just about died from the horror of it. (Not really, but it was pretty shocking and gross) I think I made a decision then that I will never grow vegetables. Although there can be some pretty ugly bugs in flower gardens the beauty of the flowers make up for it. Maybe I have changed my mind about vegetables.

The dreaded, hideous tomato worm!

The Tomato hornworm (Manduca quinquemaculata L.) is a green caterpillar, the larval form of the Five-spotted Hawk moth moth of the Sphingidae (Sphinx) family common throughout the American continent.
An insect pest of tomato, it can also attack eggplant, pepper, and potato.

Oh no, I just found out that thing likes peppers too!