Olive Branch Integrated Outdoor Design is a landscape design company with a focus on artistry, cohesiveness and quality outdoor living. Our company is unique because our vision encompasses all aspects of the design of an exterior space. Owner, Mike Brown, specializes in landscape horticulture with an emphasis in design. Each design is original and tailored for your particular outdoor environment. We take pride in designing projects of all levels, from new construction and large renovations to private gardens and small, unique spaces.
You know it's fall when the spiders start making their presence known! We found this spider spinning her web on our porch last night. When we left the house this morning, her web was complete and there she was waiting patiently for her prey. She is very large and beautiful! She is an argiope aurantia otherwise known as the "writing spider" because of the intricate zig zag down the center of her web. The males are actually much smaller and are only seen when it is time to mate. They are not poisonous so no need to rush to kill them! They are actually quite common all over the world, so you may find one in your garden one of these days! Has anyone else seen a "writing spider" lately?