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"Possibility and promise greet me each day as I walk out into my garden. My vigor is renewed when I breathe in the earthiness and feel the dirt between my fingers. My garden is a peaceful spot to refresh my soul." Meems

Welcome to my Central Florida Garden Blog where we garden combining Florida natives, Florida-Friendly plants, and tropicals.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

instant gratification - garden style

the butterflies have been all a-flutter around me while i've worked on my expansion project the last two days.

i put some zinnias in the ground because i saw some while mom and i were in lake wales. they caught my eye because the butterflies seemed to be very familiar with them. i know... as if everyone doesn't know that zinnias are extremely common. yawn! well, not for me. i've actually never had them in my garden... i'm not sure why. but all of a sudden i had to have them.

i barely had them in the ground and this white peacock began sipping.

this little bee flew into the picture for its very own photo op ... i think its see-through wings are especially adorable.

again... even while i was putting one of these in the ground this white peacock and a cloudless sulphur weren't the least bit shy. who could ask for better than the butterflies to notice freshly planted flowers and make themselves right at home?


  1. that is SO COOL that you got your heart's desire even as you were planting! talk about a fast harvest!

    thanks for my personal tour of your new garden nook. i enjoyed it.

  2. Hi Meems,
    I see that we planted the same flower this weekend. I love zinnia they are very colorful and as you can see butterflies and bees love them. They do have a problem zinnia are the cheesecake of food for snails, so keep an eye on your plants.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!
    You will love your zinnias....I keep growing more kinds every year, as they are kind of addicting. :-)
    Nice butterfly pics!

  4. mlm: glad to have visitors in my garden... wish you could have stayed longer.

    rusty: those pesky snails... i think they like every flower i plant. thanks for the warning.

    connie: welcome. so far, i'm adoring the zinnias.

  5. I won't have zinnias until next summer. I will have to content myself to visit your warm garden until then. Love the butterfly pictures.


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