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Friday, September 4, 2009

Fertilizer Friday and You Will Not Believe This!

Thanks Tootsie and http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/ for hosting this Friday Meme.
BES Vine Here's the mailbox in the garden....
Disregard the condition my condition is in.....(garden that is)
What to do when a Bird Feeder really isn't a Bird Feeder because the design was poor.
Dahlias
The Rex Begonia in the middle is what I am amazed with....It was a small rooted piece that Ms. Doris gave me at the beginning of Spring.
Ahhh, Autumn Joy...
Do these bloom the entire season? Ballon Flower
Now for the 'You will not believe this.'
Last night one of the Chrysalis turned a dark green....9 - 14 days after the Chrysalis forms it begins to change to black....then transparent....


then the sides will split opposite the gold necklace and the Monarch will emerge in less than a minute. It's been 9 days today!
CLICK TO ENLARGE!
We are going to have us a Monarch Butterfly ladies and gentlemen!!!!!!!!!!
Have a Blessed Weekend............................I'm over the top about this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

27 comments:

Gail said...

Thanks for the invite Darla! Isn't nature miraculous! Where are the chrysalis in my yard! I know you will have more great photos to show us! hugs, gail

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh--I'm so excited for you and the new birth... What a sight to behold. I can understand why you are so excited... WOW!!!!

Love your flowers also--and that mailbox is perfect. Cute ideas for the old bird feeder also.

Have a great weekend and please keep us posted.
Hugs,
Betsy

Deb said...

How cool! your flowers are great

Twisted Fencepost said...

AMAZING!!!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I love what you did with the bird feeder, great idea!
Those chrysalis' are just amazingly cool! They are just pretty from caterpillar all the way up to butterfly. I can't wait to see them as they emerge.

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla~~ I'm anxiously awaiting your new arrival. Love your mailbox and the adjacent border looks great. And the sedum planter is way cool.

My email address is on my blog's banner. grace@gracepete.com

Deborah at Kilbourne Grove said...

Wow!!! I cannot believe the miracle of birth, thnka you for letting me share on the arrival of your new Monarch.

Dirt Princess said...

It is completely amazing! How lucky you are to watch it all unfold. Thanks for sharing with us...truly a miracle.

bennie and patsy said...

I am excited to. What fun to watch the buttlerfly come out and dry its wings. you will get some good photos.Have not seen any Monrchs here yet so send them on up.
Patsy

Susie said...

It's lots of fun to watch those butterflies Darla.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Racquel said...

The birdfeeder turned planter and mailbox are so cute. You are one clever gardener. That first shot of the Blackeyed Susan vine is great. Is that a hanging planter you have it in? So cool about the chrysalis, can't wait to see the baby Monarchs!

Prospero said...

"Chrysalis" is such a beautiful sounding word. And a pretty wondrous thing, too.

Urban Green said...

Wow! I loved the vine, the bird feeder (used as a planter) and practically everything you've posted. Will return to check more..

http://www.theurbanbalcony.blogspot.com/

Ginger said...

That is SO cool!!! Thanks for sharing.

Your flowers look great, too. Happy Labor Day weekend!

Lois said...

That's amazing Darla!

Anonymous said...

Awesome!! Your garden is beautiful and I am amazed with the photos of the butterflies. Thanks for sharing. :)

Jhocelyn

Anonymous said...

Forgot to mention. I planted a few of the white hibiscus seeds you gave me. Three of them sprouted and are covered with beautiful blooms. I gave one to my mom and I planted one on each side of my parking lot. It's definitely an eye catcher. Thank you.
:)

Jhocelyn

Frances said...

How cool, Darla! I would be turbocharged to witness this too! I love how the wing pattern is visible, still all folded up. Nature at its magical best! :-)
Frances

Leedra said...

I would think "over the top" is putting it mildly. Would love to be there when the Monarchs emerge!

Lola said...

Looks great. I have a bird feeder like that. I agree it's a poor design. Now I know what to do with mine.
Get pics of new baby.

Sonia said...

That is so awesome, Monarchs are just the best! Love the pictures. Miss Bloomers

Tootsie said...

first of all....your gardens are not in any such bad shape of any way kind or form!!! I admire you...my garden hero...your season is so long and you still go go go...on top of everything else you do....the chrysalis is just a miracle unfolding before your eyes...It is incredible!!! what happens when is is done? will you let it go?

tina said...

I'd be over the top too!

kclily said...

Your gardens are beautiful. Can't wait to see pictures of the new butterfly.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

How awesome! thanks for sharing!

Sue said...

Awesome! Your blooms are lovely, as always, too. That Rex sure did take off!

Carla said...

What healthy happy plants! Is your weather a little cooler now? Loving this mailbox!