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Saturday, 9 January 2016

Little Critters In My Garden.

Few months back, I mentioned that my Bauhinia plants had suffered heat stroke (here) and I almost balded the whole plant from the dried leaves and branches. It was so miserable looking then. Praise the Lord! Now my Bauhinia plants are back to their lush growth and have started to exhibit their bright, striking blooms once again.
The dragon fly came back to visit.
My revived Bauhinia plants are now growing healthily and blooming away!
A small butterfly or moth on the underside of my Kaffir lime leaf or Limau Purut (in Malay).
One morning I spotted a new critter on my Cup of God vine outside my gate.
Its a lone black slender ant.
This type of grasshopper is a regular visitor. It loves to visit my Cup of Gold vine.
Maybe it was searching for gold since this is called Cup of Gold vine!
Or is it because it loves to chew the juicy leaves?
This was how my Cup of Gold vine looked like which I did a post on it (here).
 Now it has grown double its height.
I have to tie the branches to a pole to prevent it from growing in all direction.
If left on their own, the branches will all go their own ways.

Linking to Saturday's Critters.

We all, like sheep, have gone astray,

each of us has turned to our own way;

and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

(Isaiah 53:6, NIV)

64 comments:

  1. Very nice. Everything looks healthy. Looks like you have a container garden.

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    1. Thank you, Joyful. To save space, my plants are mostly grown in pots.

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  2. I love the name of your vine - Cup of God!! It is beautiful!!
    The way you end your posts is always inspirational!!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  3. patience personified in photography

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    1. Thank you, Deeps. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Tiny angels surround us when we create beautiful places for them as You do!

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    1. Thank you, Cloudia. We are both blessed!

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  5. beautiful garden you have.. :)

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    1. Thank you, Krishna. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  6. Nancy your flower looks beautifully and healthy

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. Glad that your Bauhinia plants are growing healthy & blooming well. Those insects are beautiful & I won't mind if they are not doing any harm to the plant.

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    1. Thank you, Irene. Everyone is okay except the grasshopper which will chew up the leaves of certain plants.

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  8. You certainly have a way with plants, they are looking healthy. Beautiful container garden.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. Due to lack of space, I grow my plants in containers.

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  9. Nancy, you have a very healthy garden and God's critters love to visit! I don't like grasshoppers because they eat my hibiscus flowers :(

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong. I don't like grasshopper too. Surprisingly, they didn't eat my hibiscus flowers but they ate my other plants and they can even bald my plants overnight.

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  10. Wheee.... Like your gold cup flowers :)

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    1. Thank you, Elin. The flowers can last for a few days.

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  11. Hello Nancy!:) I very nice selection of critters and lovely blooms.
    Have a happy weekend!:)

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    1. Thank you, Breathtaking. Have a happy weekend too!

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  12. It came back well. Many miracles in the garden.

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    1. Thank you, Margaret. It was an unexpected surprise for me to see my Bauhinia plants growing back more healthier than before.

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  13. What a pretty garden you have, dear Nancy.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Amalia. Have a blessed weekend!

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  14. The Cup of God vine sounds like a prosperity tree. Is this a popular plant to buy for CNY, Nancy? Just curious.

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    1. Oops! Sharon, it was a typing mistake. Its not God but Gold, it is Cup of Gold. No, it is not a prosperity tree as far as I know.

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  15. I wish i had green fingers, can plant plants...

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    1. Hi Sharon, maybe you can start off with my easy to plant plants.

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  16. Nice photos of the grasshopper!

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    1. Thank you, Marleen. The grasshopper can go a lot of damage to my plants.

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    1. Thank you, Tom. Have a great weekend!

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  18. Very nice to see the green and critters!

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    1. Thank you, EG. Have a fabulous weekend!

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  19. You tend to your gardens and your plants are always so beautiful. God has made such an array of beautiful plants and blossoms. It gladdens the heart. The garden is a great place to contemplate God's greatness.

    Have a great weekend Nancy.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Thank you, Julia. It is through the garden that I have learnt many great truth about God and His Word.

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  20. Your lovely plants seem to be thriving under your care! You have a wonderful variety of critters too!
    Have a lovely day!

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    1. Thank you, Christine. When the plants are happy, the critters are happy too!

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  21. You have sharp eyes to spot all the insects to take their photographs. Have a good weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Mun. I always look around and admire my plants in the morning and evening. And that is when I am able to spot them easily.

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  22. That grasshopper particularly stands out!

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    1. Thank you, William. The grasshopper is very attractive.

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  23. Charming "guest" you in the garden. Let those vines continue to grow beautifully. Regards.

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    1. Thank you, Giga. I do hope I have more space for the vines.

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  24. It's all wonderful kiss

    http://denimakeup95.blogspot.it/

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    1. Thank you, De. Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  25. I bet you are glad you kept that first one! Beautiful plants...

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    1. Thank you, Rose. Yes, I do and it did well.

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  26. I was in Ipoh earlier in the week Nancy and was fascinated by a yellow and black moth, and all of the gorgeous tropical flowers that are in bloom at the moment.

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    1. Thank you, Monica. I hope you have a wonderful time in Ipoh.

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  27. Hi Nancy,
    Unique and auspicious name ... Cup of Gold! Lovely flowers!

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    1. Thank you, Karen. Have a blessed Sunday!

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  28. beautiful, healthy looking plants. nice that you were able to save the first one, it made a great perch for the dragonfly!!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. I hope more dragonflies will come to visit my garden.

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  29. Lovely little critters ~ beautiful photography ~

    Wishing you a joyful week ~ ^_^

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    1. Thank you, Carol. Have a joyful new week too!

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  30. Your Bauhinia has recovered nicely Nancy. The flowers on the cup of Gold vine are so beautiful. I was only saying to my Wife the other day that we rarely see Grasshoppers here in our area of Tasmania nowadays. I remember years ago if walked through long grass that Grasshoppers would be jumping all over the place. I wonder what has happened to them all...

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    1. Thank you, Tony. I too used to see lot of dragonflies but now very seldom. Could it be due to development and the clearing of natural habitation?

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  31. But grasshoppers are pests right? And butterflies are pretty but they lay eggs which hatch into caterpillars which eat up the plants...

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    1. Hi Stacy, yes grasshoppers are pests and they chewed my plants. Caterpillars too can destroy my small plants overnight! But we all love butterflies. This is nature.....

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  32. I love seeing your garden-love the green I am missing at home right now- and those little critters...very cool. Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you, Erika. Have a great day too!

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