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Jul 5, 2009

METAMORPHOSIS MONDAY


Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch is hosting Metamorphosis Monday. It always has a fabulous turnout so don't forget to check out the many changes people have made. Make sure you leave a comment too. We all like to hear from you.

I has posted this picture of my birdie hotel a while back. It was pretty bland and the garden was empty. As the season progressed there actually was a bird nesting in there. he was in the heart shaped hole, second from the top. It probably wasn't the best place for her to nest because we come in and out of the front door right there. There were also wasps setting up residency in the topmost hole. I can't do anything about them without disturbing the birds. I never did see babies.
After a month or so you can see the Metamorphosis happening right before your eyes. There is a perennial Sweet Pea to the right of the bird house. The large green mound on the right is Autumn Joy Sedum. In front of that beside the light (useless LED) is a perennial Geranium and the purple, blue spikes of Ajuga.
Lets see what else is in there. Talk green spikes on the left are Lucifer Crocosmia, a white Calla Lily in the center and then another Sedum. There is a striped grass and the dry clump is a beautiful Gaura, you just can't tell yet. All the little purple flowers with the grassy leaves are Grape Hyacinth bulbs. There is a dried up looking Lavendar right in the foreground.
Jump forward to July and what happens....a wonderful Metamorphosis. The lavendar is just so fragrant. My Gaura is behaving like it always does, sprawling out over the walkway. I often come into the house with little pink flower petals stuck to my legs from brushing against it. It will bloom right into the Fall.

That is my Metamorphosis for this week. I would like to gratefully acknowledge the help I had in this from Mother Nature. Props for her.

23 comments:

Brenda said...

Well of course! But hurray for you as well! Gorgeous garden spot!
Brenda

Sarah said...

You made me LOL. Props to Mother Nature, indeed!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty - You and Mother Nature did good. :)
Glenda

Marie said...

Wowee - Lori, how beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Lou said...

Gorgeous garden Lori. Beautiful.

marty39 said...

Love it. What a cute post. The birdhouses are all just stunning, and so is the garden. Hugs, Marty

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Isn't mother nature just grand?

Amy said...

I just love your garden. Just gorgeous and full of blooms! Amy :)

@eloh said...

I'll have to see if I can catch up to the bandwagon here.

Things That Inspire said...

That lavender is so beautiful - you are lucky to have the right conditions to grow it!

Chandy said...

Love your garden! I wish my herbs would just start to grow already!

Frugal Fine Living said...

It's beautiful, and what gorgeous lavender!

Jane

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

LOL @ your mother nature comment!! Everything looks Beautiful! Your flowers are so pretty! Thanks for Sharing!

MyJourneyBack said...

Lovely garden thanks for sharing.
Have a great week.
Sherry

Jane said...

Oh wow! What a gorgeous comeback! What's not to love about a pretty garden!

susan said...

You and Mother Nature are a great team! Perenniel geranium??? I am going to have to check on that??!! Love it!

Melissa Miller said...

You are so funny! Mother nature is amazing what "she" and you have done in your stunning garden. ~Happy MM! ;)

Patricia said...

I love the hotel so much!!!
Oh and the lavender is my favorite... I can't understand why I never planted it in my yard yet?


Thanks for stopping by my blog~ I know what you mean about black spray paint... is there any other color? LOL

Stop by anytime!

Liz said...

Your garden is lovely!! Kudos to you and Mother Nature! :)

~Liz

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Your garden is a nice example of what a little preplanning will get when you mix in a little mother nature.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Housewife Savant said...

What a lovely spot!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Watching a garden grow is my favorite type of metamorphosis! Thanks for sharing.

Christi

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

Isn't it amazing how a garden grows. I looked back at photos from May and I can't believe how things have changed. Your garden is lovely. I like the birdhouses too!

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