Re: [gardeners] Friday gardening

Margaret Lauterbach (
Fri, 16 Oct 1998 09:47:04 -0600

At 10:46 AM 10/16/98 -0700, you wrote:
>Had a nice gentle rain very early this morning before daybreak. The pup
>and I went out on the carport in our jammies and watched it for awhile.
>Now the humidity is up and everything is so green it hurts your eyes.
>Yesterday we saw what I presumed was a hummingbird moth. The thing was
>huge, evenly gray colored, body shaped like a hummingbirds, and was
>feeding on some white flowers of some sort in the neighbors yard. This
>all happened right at dusk and it took us awhile, and a pair of
>binoculars, to figure out it wasn't truly a hummingbird. First time I
>have ever seen one of those.
George, Halloween is coming up soon.   Are you going to take Sleepy trick
or treating in her jammies?  Can you take a picture?  

Those so-called hummingbird moths are sphinx moths, I think.  Mebbe parent
of tomato hornworms.  Margaret