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.