Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend at the Americus Garden Inn

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!Yesterday, I was looking at our evergreen trees and saw what appeared to be little balls towards the top of the trees.
I saw them in the bald cypress and the cryptomeria.
On closer inspection of the bald cypress, I found these. The texture was so interesting.
On closer inspection of the cryptomeria
I saw a similar structure, although the texture is very different.
Have you figured out what these are?
Baby pine cones!
This is the first year we are seeing these. This year there have been a lot of firsts!
Hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend. Stay cool!
Please visit us again soon.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Warm days in Americus

The echinacea has started blooming in the rock arch garden.
The wild gladiolas have just begun to open.
The Mexican petunias are multiplying rapidly.
As I was checking the plants, due to the excessive heat, I felt something crawling on me and as I reached to brush it off
I realized it was a very small praying mantis!
Once it decided to climb on my hand,
it did not want to leave my hand.
Maybe, it was because I had moved into the shade and it was cooler.
I'm glad that I didn't hurt it.
We looked each other in the eye and said a prayer together for cooler weather.
The men are supposed to come work on the December/January... project tomorrow. Stay tuned! :)
Thanks for visiting. Stay cool and hydrated! Love from Americus.