Observations on nature and gardening from an Carolina wildlife gardener
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I've grow Tuscan kale before, but this plant doesn't quite fit. It has the dark green crinkled leaves of dinosaur or Tuscan kale, but it keeps growing. It's not Jersey kale (walking stick kale) -- I have seeds of that, but the leaves aren't right.
It must just be a robust Tuscan kale plant that has kept growing in this mild spring and early summer.
Happily, the leaves are tough enough to deter the cabbage white butterfly caterpillars, too.
Our gardens (in the piedmont of SC and the mountains of NC) are increasingly home to native plants, birds, small mammals, and insects of all sorts. My gardening companion (my husband) is equally the gardener in our gardens. Woody, our rescue Golden, is now putting his own stamp on our gardens. He follows his previous fellow goldens (and my former gardening assistants): Mocha and Chessie. They bring life to our gardens.
I reduce the sizes of most images, but they're still bigger than what's seen on the blog (click to enlarge!)
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