and ant plants

Bruce (@rabbruad1) wrote: 

‘Ellenya has taken up chanting. I don’t think she’s quite gotten the hang of it yet, as it sounds a lot like ranting.’

I’ll grant that my chant sounds like a rant, but I can’t improve my scant chanting skills without practice, so I’ve been supplanting all other tasks with chanting. I chant at potted plants, white ants, pairs of pants, confidants, Rembrandts, eggplants and even people named Grant. I’m hoping to implant some chanting skill before my holiday to the Levant. I think I’m improving, and the neighbors have almost forgiven me for the escaped fire ants…

Pest Repellent Plants

Pests such as wasps and ants ruin plants and are just annoying in general. Here are some plants that naturally repel them and can protect your porch and your skin from this pesky insects!

Wasp Repellents
• Lemon Grass (Citronella)
• Eucalyptus
• Mint (basil, peppermint, catnip, etc)
• Wormwood

Mosquito Repellents
• Basil
• Lantana
• Lavender
• Lemon Balm
• Lemon Thyme
• Lemon Grass (citronella)
• Marigold
• Catnip
• Rosemary

Ant Repellents
• Mint (peppermint, basil, catnip, etc)
• Yarrow
• Tansy
• Garlic

Gnat and Fly Repellents
• Geraniums
• Lemon Thyme
• Marigold
• Lavender
• Bay Leaves


The mystery behind fairy circles may have been solved

The mysterious patches of barren dirt patterns, commonly known as fairy circles, were once only thought to exist in Namibia in southern Africa. However, the geographical oddity has been discovered in western Australia, giving some scientists a better picture as to why these mystery circles appear. It’s not termites or ants, but rather plant activity that causes the circles.

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Esta claustrofobia berreta de no bancarme el encierro si no compartimos la pieza, querré después de todo boicotear esa defensa que plante ante tus encantos, los que llenan de color a mi canto y de cosquillas mi vientre. Seré más testarudo que valiente, seré ingenuo impaciente, seré atropellado… de los que hablan en caliente pero cuando sonreís se me cierra cualquier herida.

Porque yo me afirmo cuando más tiemblo, mis convicciones se nutren de las fantasías que se esconden bajo tu falda y que con caricias llegan hasta mi espalda. Esta fantasmeada que nos hace el destino de ponernos en el mismo camino aunque vayamos pa’ otros lugares. Si sé que son muchas terminales que solo pausan esta historia, si para puntos están tus lunares. limemos de una vez las asperezas de arriesgar, terminemos con el miedo a fracasar si sólo quiero invitarte a pasear por esta vida, que bonita se vuelve cuando con un beso tuyo todo se resuelve.

“Ponele que te miro a los ojos
y sufro de locura efervescente.“

Here’s one of our earliest spring flowers, bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), named for its blood-red sap. This plant’s seeds—like those of many spring flowers—have an extra fleshy attachment called an elaiosome that woos hungry ants. These insects carry the seeds underground so they can munch on the elaiosomes, effectively planting a garden of future bloodroots.


Fire ants are a notorious invasive species and are frequently seen as pests, but A. propitia butterflies actively seek them out when choosing a location for egg-laying. The ants attend the larvae, transporting them to shelter during the day and carrying them out again at night to feed on the host plant. The ants appear to benefit from the larvae’s “ant-organs,” which dispense a nectar that produces a stimulating effect.