Saturday, July 11, 2009

Beautiful Garden Flowers and Bug Porn!

A very lovely profusion of wild flowersYes, there are way too many flowers crammed into that tiny little space. You see on a whim a few years ago I decided to buy a large bag of mixed wild flowers seeds and being the lazy bum that I am decided it was far too difficult to actually plant them.

Into the refrigerator they went where they languished for several years...tsk tsk tsk.

I decided I was tired of moving them around in there and I did have this now empty space in the planter in the front of my house and with my Mothers warning that they would probably be no good and not grow I happily started sprinkling seeds in my planter.

Now I know that you aren't supposed to put that many in one spot but this was a bare patch and my Mom did say they probably wouldn't grow AND I was tired of looking at the bag in the fridge anyway. Sooo, I dumped the whole bag in there, hehe.

I walk out there everyday to see what new kind of flower is sprouting. I just can't get over how happy this crowded little patch makes me.

This one just showed up and so far is the only one like it. LOVE him!


Daisies or small sunflowers. Who knows, I had promptly thrown away my bag and have NO idea what I planted.

Such a lovely happy flower.


I was digging through some weeds and the process startled both me and this praying mantis. He is beautiful but he really kinda freaked me out a bit. He kept "glaring" at me and swiveling his head around to look at me.
This picture is blurry but says it all. He was not happy with me at all. *shudder*


This is a lovely wild lantana plant that just 'showed' up one day growing right next to the wild pomegranate tree that showed up right before it.

I love this flower!
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Just a warning, bug porn ahead!
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I've marked this particular pomegranate as I'm sooo not eating it! Hehe.

I wish my picture had come out just a hair less fuzzy. Aren't those markings beautiful!

No, I have no idea what they actually are. Hope they aren't stink bugs though...

5 comments:

denise said...

ooh porno bugs! I took some pics of some in my garden, too. my bugs being much smaller and one atop the other... my macro lens not functioning as it should...blurry pics. I told my friend's 12yo about them and taking their picture and she said, "why would you do that?" I thought, "why wouldn't you?" glad someone else shares my humor. hee hee

denise said...

ps: love the little wild patch...and how it happened...perfect!

Sue said...

Love the clumping of wild flowers that you planted from the seed bag. They are wonderful!

hahaha on the porn bugs!

Jenn Klee said...

I'll take that patch over a manicured garden everyday ;) It looks so amazing!

Kristen Beason Designs said...

Great garden photos!

Kristen