Friday, November 13, 2009

Fertilizer Friday - Twofer

Today I am ecstatic about my new tiny little camera that is my early Christmas present that the UPS man delivered yesterday.  I heard his truck and went to the front door, navigating the doggie gate, and there was no package.  As I turned, dejected, my husband was coming in the side door with the package singing "Here Comes Santa Claus".  It's magnificent.  I was very happy with the pictures my old camera produced, but it was so big I never wanted to take it anywhere, hence the tiny one.  Not much learning curve either because it's the same brand.  Giant leaps in technology since the old one and less than half what the old one cost - amazing. 

Anyway, neither of these pix were taken with that camera - I'm just feeling particularly festive so decided to give you TWO pictures - yippee.

Look Ma, muscles!!


These are pipe vines and their flowers, growing in a Porter Weed plant - both are Florida natives.  The pipe vine is kind of funny - costs a bit to buy, has loads of seeds, if you plant them they don't grow, but they plant themselves to the point that you're just overgrown with them.  So the first investment of one scraggly plant was a good one.  The unique thing about pipe vine is that they attract one certain kind of butterfly that is just gorgeous! Their seed pods look like upside down parachutes.  Just a very cool plant.  Some call them Indian Pipe Vine.  I neither know, nor care, the proper name - just love the plant, love that it's native, and love the butterflies.  Flit on over to the Fertilizer Friday button to the right and shovel some of your own : )

Have a lovely day and weekend.  Be kind to one another.  Peace.  B : )

6 comments:

Ricepatty said...

Oh man pipe vine I need some of that "gorgeousness" - very cool tree too :)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

The pipe vine flowers are amazing! Isn't it funny how some plants like to plant themselves, and don't grow when you think you're giving them the perfect spot?

Dragonfly Treasure said...

What a neat plant! So unusual...for here ;~) cool!
*hugs*deb

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What a wonderful bloom, something else I've never seen, it almost looks like an orchid...thanks for sharing...

Martha (Menagerie) said...

How cool! I love that pipe vine! I don't think I've ever seen it before.

Tootsie said...

OMG!!! that pipe vine is unreal!!! I want one too!!!
thanks for linking in...have a great weekend

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