Saturday, June 6, 2009

butterflies and beauty

summer has begun with butterfly hatching, swimming and planting. munchkin number 2 has found a love for all bugs and insects. as a surprise, we mailed away for some caterpillars and for the last 2 weeks have watched them transform from gross little things in a tiny plastic cup to beautiful butterflies in their little house. yesterday we let them go and the kids were so excited. the newest transformed butterflies were very docile. they sat in the boys hands to warm themselves before flying off into the world.
as our little butterflies were growing, we were busy filling our sparse backyard with beautiful plants. somehow we have a knack for buying houses without an established garden. this is so frustrating to me because while i have a talent for inside decorating, i definitely do not have a green thumb. i want a garden like my brothers where i can walk outside with a pair of shears and cut bouquets for every room of my house.
the local nursery is running a buy 2 get 1 free special. for anyone who has ever bought plants, you will know that this can be a huge money saver! we bought roses, hydrangeas, gardenias, camellias, azaleas and a butterfly bush. i have already been able to cut some blooms and couldn't be happier. now, i just have to make sure we keep the plants alive.
and, of course, i had to add in one more photo. blue hydrangeas this time, my absolute favorite :)


  1. what nursery is this? Beautiful pictures and butterflies!

  2. pikes - i think the sale is going on through this weekend


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