I wanted to do an update for Little Messy Missy about cicada because she has never heard or seen them. Here, Missy, is a link from a website called Cicada Mania. I also want to give you an extension website because I'm a master gardener and we just want to give you an educational site to peruse. Here is the Colorado State Extension site on cicadas. I actually heard them singing when I was out in the garden today. Most of the time I don't pay attention to them. They really don't do damage. They are loud, but not seen. Somewhat like kids! I guess they are loud and seen! I wanted to update this post because Peggy R. reminded me that the periodic cicadas can cause damage to young trees. They appear every 17 to 19 years and you do want to protect newly planted trees if you have any. Oh, well, still hot and icky here. Hope you are staying cool wherever you may be. Having our friends Jim and LaVerne over for a visit.
Almost forgot to tell you my friend, Kathleen's article was in the New York Times not the Wall Street Journal. If I had a brain I would be dangerous! Here is a link to Making Tea from Plants Grown in the Backyard. Congratulations, Kathleen! You have hit the big time!