Thursday, July 26, 2012

Butterflies in the Mexican Flame vine

Today we had an unusable number of butterflies flying around the Mexican Flame vine

Queen butterfly

Zebra Longwing butterfly

Monarch butterfly

Julia butterfly

Mexican Flame flower

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Garden designer, a new career!!!!

Last week while my daughter was on her honeymoon, I surprised her by transforming  the patio at her new townhouse into a new outdoor living room.

The small patio has very little space for plants and is surrounded by tall trees.  My challenge was finding plants that do well in the shade.

My daughter is an excellent gourmet cook so a small cooking garden was a must.

Must of the plants came from my garden

These bromeliads were all from my garden
My daughter Elizabeth is my only hope that my grandmother's gardening gene will go on in the family.  Her gardening space is small but with my help I hope she'll become a gardener, I can wait to spend time sharing my knowledge with her