We finished cleanup of the summer garden and planted the winter garden. We put in Cauilflower, beets (three kinds), carrots (three kinds) and additional Swiss chard! Sue pointed out a spider that captured one of the Japanese Beetles so we snapped a couple of pictures.
The beetle species Popillia japonica is commonly known as the Japanese beetle. It is about 15 millimetres (0.6 in) long and 10 millimetres (0.4 in) wide, with iridescent copper-colored elytra and green thorax and head. It is not very destructive in Japan, where it is controlled by natural predators, but in North America it is a serious pest of about 200 species of plants, including rose bushes, grapes, hops, canna, crape myrtles, birch trees, linden trees and others.
We did our visit to Malarkey’s and Greg returned from his northern visit. We got to swap stories and had a good time. We missed Greg’s company last week!