Doing our part for biodiversity and pollinators!
It was a real thrill a few weeks ago to spot this creature, likely a hummingbird or sphinx moth, on our little grapefruit tree. I’ve never seen one in our garden before. It made me wonder how it found us only days after we planted the tree. Maybe it was the incredible and enticing aroma of the blossoms. This indication of biodiversity in our urban garden in Austin was so encouraging.
Now, less than three weeks later, the tree boasts tiny little buds, the nascent grapefruit that will take about another 7 months to grow to full size and ripen. If only we can prevent the squirrels from eating them all beforehand!