Friday, June 5, 2015
A Most Mismatched Post
It's bloom number six from my "basket-o-orchids" on the lanai! It's been so much fun to see what color it will be when a new bloom spike shoots up.
I had gotten a bunch of phals on markdown and just stuck them in the wire basket intending to relocate them to trees, but never got around to it. They've been thriving and blooming like crazy from this location, so I've decided to leave them. This is the first solid white orchid I've had...so lovely.
I've been getting quite a few beautiful blooms on my rosebushes lately. But alas, the deer have found them and I'll be relocating them to the lanai soon. I thought I'd better bring in this cute little miss before she gets munched on.
The neighbors are having their deer challenges as well. They added new Schefflera plants and they're being devoured. I don't know how well those deer resist devices work. A friend told me about an eggwhite wash that she's had success with - I may have to try that on my passiflora this year, as it's one of their favorites.
Eh - I think their protection angel is asleep on the job...
My $1 geraniums have come up red. I didn't know what color they would be when I bought them. (Never mind my weeds, please)
So pretty - it reminds me of a fancy dress.
More ruffly, fluffiness
No worries though, the Plumeria is doing just fine.
Let's see, what else is going on... I had a new visitor to the garden yesterday. A female Julia butterfly. I didn't get very good pics of her, but I followed her around and did the best I could.
I don't see a lot of Julias in the yard, but the ones I've seen have been male, and they are a darker orange with less markings.
Now, this guy is a regular. He hangs out with his Ibis gang and they go from yard to yard looking for food. I haven't taken a photo of him in a long time, so I thought I would get a few updates.
Well, thanks kindly for reading through this rather mismatched post about what all's going on in the garden this week. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and are out and about enjoying your gardens!