Saturday, July 9, 2011

Unexpected visitor, what's blooming now, found object planter,

We had an unexpected visitor to the corncrib gazebo today. This Cecropia Moth has been hanging out with us.  It is very large and absolutely beautiful.  Fortunately he was up high enough that our mischevious and carniverous felines couldn't get ahold of it.

A few weeks ago I had a very lush bed of hosta and ferns. It was very full and beautiful.  Thanks to the 3 kittens we have, the ferns have been destroyed.  I created this planter to keep the cats our of a pot of petunias.  I used a section of double walled stove pipe we had in the garage, and an old milk strainer.  My hanging planter just fit inside the strainer.  I set a broken brick in the bottom of the strainer to raise the hanging pot up a bit, and removed the hanger.  I painted it metalic blue today.  I love how blue pops in the garden.  What do you think?


jennifer768 said...

Love the neat plant saver !Wow what a difference a little paint makes in things.Love the moth pic.Hugs,Jen

rachel said...

Love Love the planter blue! It really stands out now! I hope the kitties don't join forces to try to take it down!! lol
That's a pretty cool moth! The kids would've loved to seen it!

Lona said...

The moth is so beautiful. My bad kitty would like to get a hold of it too. She is always chasing butterflies. The planter is so pretty. I love the blue paint.

MountainBlessings said...

How cute! Love it, I would never have thought of that. Looks absolutely perfect in your garden bed.

The moth is amazing, I have never seen one that big, it is beautifully marked.

Football and Fried Rice said...

I love it! It pop for sure, now!!

i LOVE your house! So beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that moth is amazing! I love butterflies in my garden, but haven't captured any pictures yet this summer.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Such a beautiful moth, I've never seen one so pretty.
You created beautiful planters, love the blue !
Hope you have a great weekend !