"I'm not really a career person.I'm a gardener,basically.".....George Harrison

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Dang!,More Babies,Garden Update,and other assorted stuff......

For over a week we have patiently watched our chrysalis.Yesterday,it was whole.
Today,we came home to this..............
Kids! You turn your back for a minute,and they have grown up right before your eyes!

But!
We have more babies to watch........

Tomorrow.I shall be going to the pet store to find a cage to put this parsley plant in. And,also,more parsley plants.Some for food;some for us.I,also,want to get a cage to put the parsley plants in,that we want to use for us.
When we were at the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation nursery,we noticed that is what they did.Some plants were left out for the butterflies,some were in cages with the caterpillars on the plants,and some were in cages to be kept away from the butterflies.

Onward to the veggie garden..........
The banana peppers are all that's left......
And they're not growing too well,these days,either.The trials and tribulations of Florida gardening..........
But!!!!!
Another contraband plumeria has set buds.
Puh-lease,puh-lease,puh-lease let this be the double white!!!!
A Gerbera has decided it wants to join in with the bloomers,too.
And some of the Cleome seeds that I gathered have sprouted and are doing quite well.
Suh-weet!
Finally,
from Hillsborough County,we have a tentative,definite date for the drainage project!
The last two weeks of September-the first two weeks of October.
All of this is based upon the EPC,the EPA,and whomever else is involved,granting the final permits.The above government entities placed restrictions on the project(based on the fact we live on a navigable waterway),
sooooo,if they(the aforementioned government entities) accept Hillsborough County's respnse,that's the proposed date.Ahhhh,the pleasures of dealing with local,state and Federal Government........
AND,
they have to coordinate with Tampa Electric and Verizon FiOS,
soooo......
All Jon heard was we're getting a new driveway out of this.
I heard sod,topsoil,cypress mulch.
Guess which one of us is the gardener?
Meems,get your HoeandShovel ready.If I have to drag you kicking and screaming over here.......
I have a plan.......And it should be a little bit cooler,by then.

6 comments:

Meems said...

I'm watching my Chrysalis like a hawk... I hope I don't miss them making their way into the world. All my cats are gone along with the parsley. I tried to buy some more the other day and HD only had the flat. Where did you find new plants? Good idea on the cage.

Sounds like a plan... September/october. YAY.
Meems

Gayle said...

Lovely flowers. Yay, on the drive, um, I mean mulch. Hard to believe it could be too hot for stuff to grow. Wish I had that problem!

Prospero said...

How/where did you get your plumeria? I've grow mine from seed. It' s always exciting to see them bloom for the first time.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

All of our plumeria come from cuttings that we have traded for with other plumeria growers.
Do you collect your seed yourself?I just don't have the patience to do that.I need more instant gratification...

Frank said...

Your close-up, macro photography is really good. You've captured a lot of nature I've never seen or certainly never seen that big and sharp. Very nice!

Florida Sue said...

Hey did you get those cages? I wish I had some critters munching my parsley. I guess they don't like my brand.

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