We’re not alone in the garden…

Green anole lizard sitting on Black Eyed Susan flowers

As a gardener, you’re never alone. Not only are there millions of gardeners and farmers worldwide from whom to learn, there are also the friends in the garden…all around you.

These are the pollinators and the garden helpers that make vegetables, fruits and flowers grow.

In our garden, we have many “friends” who help me out every day.

They include: jumping spiders, garden spiders, green anole lizards, snakes, dragonflies, green tree frogs, bullfrogs, honeybees, butterflies, bumble bees, wasps, assassin bugs, ants, skinks and many others.

We also have birds, squirrels and at least two bunnies (my husband named them Hazel and Holly.)

I love when the dragonflies follow you around when you’re watering. I love how the male anole always show off their throat fan. I love watching an assassin bug carry off its dinner – or a spider eat a pesky caterpillar in its web. I also love knowing they’re there – and that they’re happy living in the garden and helping me make it successful.

What garden friends do you have? Leave a comment below.

Published by heatherbgale

Since she learned her first few words in French and heard the stories of her parents' adventures in Europe, Heather has wanted to strike out on as many adventures as she can while working full time in the news business. Now, with a husband who loves to travel as much as she does, the two plan adventure after adventure all over the world and even right in their own backyard.

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