|A Note From|
Thought you'd like to see this priceless moment of me & our incredible 16 month old grandson, Landon, feeding our wild bunny that comes for peanuts almost every day. When Landon saw her for the 1st time, he smiled and said "Oooooh!"
Pics from trip to Bowditch Point on Ft. Myers Beach, Fl.
Received an email from Debbie Greenfield, and this is what inspires ME and keeps me going!
Just wanted to tell you we just saw our yard on You Tube today, thanks to you. We're very flattered that you felt it was deserving of recognition. But as I told you many times already, your enthusiasm helped keep me going and inspired me. It'll always be a work in progress tho. I lopped a few branches on the necklace pod in the butterfly bed in front and, just like you said, it gave the duranta next to it the room it needed to spread out. The duranta is now taller than me and not only is its shape pretty but it has pretty lavender flowers all over it. And I have 2 baby necklace pods under the big one that I'll be able to transplant to another area of my yard one day. My Cassias are huge and covered in sulphur caterpillars and the monarchs finally came and found my milkweed. Yay! My firebush at the back corner of my lanai is bigger every time I turn around. Seems like every time I look at it, there's either butterflies on it or mockingbirds inside it picking berries off it. It's got to be one of the most multipurpose shrubs out there. And our bunny still comes and eats peanuts out of our hand.
Our grandson came today (he's 15 months old) and I gave him a tour of the yard like I usually do. I showed him how to fill the watering can at the rain barrel and water the plants and he touched one of the caterpillars and watched butterflies. We had a lot of fun! If I hadn't met you, there probably wouldn't be anything out there for him to look at except grass and weeds. So thank you, Sue, for what you've done and what you continue to do for all of us folks fortunate to have crossed your native path.
Hope to see you again soon!
Update on my gold rim swallowtail caterpillars: See below.
Back THREE feet just planted in a corner of rental site in Lee County by my good friend Jackie.
Corky stemmed passion vine on small trellis 4 larval food for gulf fritillaries and zebra longwings. Bahama cassia in center, larval food for 4 species of sulphurs, plus nectar. Left side is blue porterweed, and right is scorpion tail, both nectar for all butterflies. Brick in center is for heat on cool days. She will mulch and NOT use ANY chemicals. Will follow the progress and keep you all posted.
New "mini" movie: take a tour of Kay's yard in central Florida.
Here is a "video" tour of the below mentioned yard...enjoy!
New pics....the back ten feet of a site in Cape Coral where the owners are helping birds, rabbits and butterflies with their native plants.
Two new mini movies!