Passion flower growing in our backyard. This was supposed to be for the caterpillars we ordered in the mail to eat on the way to becoming butterflies. It’s growing awesomely even though it’s still in the pot. Have to find a permanent spot for it to climb. The flower is so scientific looking. I think it’s what someone with Asperger’s syndrome would draw if they were asked to draw a flower.
Gulf Fritillary caterpillar visitor
We put up a temporary greenhouse, it’s like a tent basically, but tall enough to walk into. After it was up, we realized it’d be perfect to have butterflies flying around it. Wouldn’t that be cool? Like the Disney World butterfly garden. So we got online and ordered from Shady Oak Butterfly Farm in Florida:
> 1 Gulf Fritillary caterpillar
> 6 Gulf Fritillary butterfly eggs
> 1 Monarch Crysalis
Approximately $50 (!) after 2 day air to our house.
What do you do when you run out of food because you have too many caterpillars and they eat your plant to the bare stalk? Stay tuned and find out…
Apparently this is Methode 2
If you’ve never heard of Kokedama, which I never did, I think you should Google it. It’s hanging string gardens and they’re awesome. I mentioned them a few posts ago. Here’s how to water them. In french, maybe…not sure. Also, here is a video of someone making one that sits in a dish – video shot by a hitman tomato.
Hanging String Garden
I promise you I am making one of these and it will be hanging off a tree in my backyard this summer. I’m serious. I’m doing it. Seriously. I deserve to live in the Legend world Ripley Scott created, dammit.
Update: Turns out it’s called “kokedama” and the Japanese invented it. Such a cool culture. This is obsessive and awesome.