Friday, July 07, 2006


Precious Moments


The fully-winged adult cicada leaves behind its old empty nymphal skin behind on a tree trunk.

Mandevilla Vine

Mandevilla Vine - Perennial - Sun to Partial Shade - This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings.

Yellow and Purple Daylilies close up

A Closer Look at the Daylilies


Japanese Red Maple Tree

The Japanese Red Maple tree is by far, one of the most popular ornamental plants in the plant kingdom. This small deciduous tree is a very showy, versatile species. Japanese Red Maple trees are used as a single specimen or in borders or groupings.

This plant can be a single-stemmed small tree or multi-stemmed shrub. The leaves are reddish-purple in spring and again in the fall. The Japanese Maple tree is used to create a unique bonsai tree. The classic Japanese Maple has red-purple leaves which turn a brilliant red in autumn. The tree grows best in full sun and moist well drained soils.