The Firebush has become the hub or Grand Central station of my garden. This morning I counted five Longwind Zebras and three Julia butterflies, plus hundreds of bees, all flying around the tree (what a site). You can hear the buzzing from far away.
I love all butterflies, but Zebras are my favorite and they love the firebush tree. I recommend this plant to anyone that wants to create a butterfly garden in south Florida.
This week at the DragonFly Garden.
Today on the agenda, I was planning to trim back my powderpuff tree in the front garden and give it a more round shape. This morning while I was having my coffee and before starting my gardening work, I was reading my twitter account, and a tweet from a birder in England caught my eye. He was asking gardener not trim their trees during nesting season. Good advice, so I decided to check my powderpuff tree and what do you know, up high and out of sight I found a nest from a Mockingbird. For now this job is on hold until the family moves out.
This planter box is in a sunny area. Nothing I plant there survives and the planter is too heavy to move. Today I collected all the snake plants (Sansevieria cylindrical) from the garden and relocated them there. Snake plants are succulents from Africa; they thrive in sunny and dry areas of the garden.
The garden is not only about plants. I could not resist buying this wind spinner at Costco.
Is he saying hi or challenging me to duel???
The blooms of the week.
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY