Archive for December, 2013

Deutzia scabra ‘Codsall Pink’

Posted under Shrubs by Bigfoot on December 30th, 2013

IMG_0159 - Deutzia scabra 'Codsall Pink' IMG_0161 - Deutzia scabra 'Codsall Pink'


Bigfoot likes this little shrub, has lots of blooms.  This was taken on June 25th, 2013.  It is Deutzia scabra ‘Codsall Pink’.  Not very big yet, bigfoot hopes it gets as tall as him someday.

Posted under Uncategorized by Bigfoot on December 23rd, 2013

IMG_0910 - Christmas Cookies

Bigfoot likes cookies for Christmas.  You might be surprised, but bigfoot can make his own cookies.  They are really good after a willow leaf salad.

IMG_0898 - Christmas Tree

Bigfoot also has his Christmas tree up.  Don’t let bigfoot’s fuzzy family know that it is a fake tree.  He would never hear the end of it.  Bigfoot doesn’t like his trees slowly dying inside. Bigfoot likes his trees alive and outside so they can get big.








MMMM Those Cookies were yummy.



Pisum sativum seed

Posted under Vegetables by Bigfoot on December 9th, 2013


IMG_0902 - Pisum sativum 'Golden Sweetie', 'Sugaree', 'Sugar Magnolia', 'Champion England'

Bigfoot has pea seeds from garden for next year.  From left to right, Golden Sweetie, Sugaree, Sugar Magnolia, and in center Champion of England.


What frog is it?

Posted under Wild Animals by Bigfoot on December 2nd, 2013

IMG_0127 - Hyla chrysoscelis (versicolor)

Bigfoot found frog on door last spring.  He found out there is only two tree frogs species in Iowa.  Cope’s Gray Tree Frog (Hyla chrysoscelis) and Eastern Gray Tree Frog (Hyla versicolor).  Thing is there isn’t a visual way to distinguish the two.  H. chrysocelis prefers more open areas and H. versicolor more forested areas, but how many trees is needed for it to make it’s decision of location.  Also the calls are different.  The main differentce is that H. chrysocelis has diploid chromosomes and H. versicolor has tetraploid chromosomes.  Really?  With daylilies when a diploid is converted into a tetraploid it is caused by using colchicine.  So wouldn’t the H. versicolor species just be a mutated form of the other?  Should it really be considered a different species when they are so identical?  I also found that they can breed with each other, so there isn’t an incompatibility that would make them different species.  There is a cross Hybrid Gray Tree Frogs (Hyla chrysoscelis X Hyla avivoca).  I think Bigfoot has been thinking too much.  He should just eat it…Munch…Burb.