Monday, July 21, 2008

House Guests & Nature....

Hello Everybody!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We are just busy getting everything ready for house guests that will be arriving this Friday! We'll have back to back guests until the middle of August. We are pretty excited, though and can't wait to see everybody. I hope everybody enjoys their stay. Of course, we are incorporating lots of hikes, canoe trips & music into the mix, so I'm sure a grand time will be had by all.

So I'm @ Poppies the other day getting a few things we needed and I ran across this awesome plant:
It's a "Pitcher Plant", also known as a "Monkey Cup". It's a tropical and is actually a carnivore plant, which traps insects in the cups and then digests them:I hope I can keep it alive ~ I think it's just awesome! There are several more little "pitchers" forming and it will be exciting to watch their progress. I'll be sure & post pictures here.

Another awesome plant that grows wild around here are the "Wild Hydrangeas":
it's like they make a "nest" of sorts, before they flower:They are really beautiful & are growing everywhere!

Well I'm off to the "Queens" Farm to gather some fresh potatoes & corn for dinner and then I'll be working on a few new necklaces for the shop. I hope you have a happy Monday!!!

xxoo & peace always ~ Kathy

"My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just to enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate." ~ Thornton Wilder


  1. Kathy,
    I had a pitcher plant once...sadly, I
    couldn't keep it alive. The woman I bought it from said to pour clean, purified water directly into each "pitcher" and to only use that water to water it.
    The wild hydrangea looks alot like Queen Anne's Lace...which grows in profusion around here.
    Sounds like you're going to be busy for awhile. Enjoy your company.

  2. Awe, I think that lady gave you some poor advice. From what I've read, the plants create their own gory mixture that's found in the pitchers, but you do have to keep it misted for the humidity. I hope I can keep it alive *fingers crossed*. Yes, the hydrangea does look like Queen Anne's lace! Awesome. I'm making my list for the grocery store, so I can stock up for my house guests :)


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