Lupine, Babies and a Beware….

I stumbled out of my house half asleep this morning on my way to get the paper.  Yes, I still get the paper.  I also like real books…..:o)  Reading the paper while I have my morning coffee just seems right to me.  Anyhoo, as I’m walking and looking at the yard I spot something that I hadn’t seen before.  Seems like its been years ago now, which now that I think about it ….I’m pretty sure it has been, well, at leat 1 1/2 years ago.  Someone had given me Lupine seeds.  I have never grown them and I’m not really that good with seeds, I’m trying to be better.  So instead of following the directions about how to start seeds I just dug a small hole poured them in and watered.  I know….so you’ll understand my happy surprise when they started to grow!  And grow.  Like I said its been about a year and a half.  Was about to give up on them when I saw this today

YAY!  It’s going to bloom!  Now just have to wait and see what color it is.  As I was looking at it  I found another surprise

Babies!  There are several baby Praying Mantis running around the Lupine.  Makes me so happy!

My  beware is to my friends and family.  It’s why I should never, NEVER give anyone a haircut.  A before and after….

Pruning is one of my favorite things to do and I have a little problem in stopping……

6 thoughts on “Lupine, Babies and a Beware….

  1. Morning paper and coffee and viewing the garden….simply wonderful. My morning coffee is rushing out the door, and no paper, but I get to look at my beautiful view of my cemented backyard. lol

  2. This makes me think of one of my favorite children’s books, Miss Rumphius. Have you ever read it? She was known as the Lupine Lady. It’s a charming story! Can’t wait to see the color of your Lupine!

  3. It would be nice if we never had to prune shrubs and flowers, but that is not the case. Plants and shrubs that are supposed to get a certain height and width always for me seem to double in size. If we didn’t prune, soon we would see only greenery. No house, no front door, nothing. Hope your day is a good one!

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