Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My Fall Garden

After the Hurricane, my favorite garden store Nelson Water Garden had a huge sale. All plants were 50% off. They were just putting out some new fall plants, so I snagged some for my garden. My poor garden in the front was looking a little leggy after all the flowers and most of the leaves blew off. I needed to fill it in with some new plants and this gave me the perfect excuse to do so.

I even did some Christmas shopping while I was there. I found a beautiful Passion Flower vine for my mother-in-law. She so admired mine, that I wanted her to have one for her garden. At half price, I couldn't pass it up. I think the flowers on this plant are just amazing. When I look at it, I truly see the hand of God. The passion flower was given its name because its corona resembles the crown of thorns worn by Jesus during the crucifixion.

There were several spiky caterpillars on the plant.

We learned from the staff that they will turn into beautiful gulf fritillary butterflies. In fact, we saw several cocoons on the other plants. So we carefully took our caterpillars home and transferred them to the Passion Flower Plant in my front yard. The staff warned us that they will eat the plant down to the nubbins but it will come back next spring. The caterpillars were happily munching away at last check.

I've always wanted some old logs for my backyard. Our theme is woodsy. Because of the hurricane, there were tons of trees chopped up at the side of the road ready for pickup. We found several nice large logs for our backyard. They will rot and make nice homes for lots of cool bugs. Perfect for curious boys. Recycling at its best!

Take a walk through the rest of my garden...

I love bunnies. Especially in my garden.


Lindylou said...

Oh, I love gardens...and yours captures my heart! The Fall sign is beautiful and the bunnies are adorable! Creeks and Gardens are two of my most favorite spots in the World! The flower pictures are fantastic. Just a question? How are you able to add so many pictures to your blog post...I don't know how to insert a picture except to use the top buttom and select one for the left, middle or right. I love pictures and would appreciate the advice.

Frazzled Mom said...

You are doing it correctly. Just click the picture button again to add another picture. Does this answer your question?

Kelli said...

Your garden is wonderful and such beautiful flowers! I'm hoping to plant some pansies soon. I saw your question about the berries around the candles. They are the leftover faux ones that fell off the berry garland that I have around the cake plate and lamps in the livingroom. I don't know why so many fell off, but I didn't want to waste them. :0)


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