What I Saw in My Garden

Sometimes I don’t see the forest for the tree.

Yesterday for example, when I was watering my garden, this is what I saw, and at the time I thought: “Yeah, a grasshopper that’s not eating anything!”

Then this morning, when I downloaded the photo from my iPhone, I saw the whole picture and the entire forest came into view.

Sneaky little bugger and I’ve no doubt it’s out there now chomping away on something.

Between some plants succumbing to excess water due to all the rain we’ve been having (but thankfully, we’ve not been flooded like others) and the grasshoppers eating their way through the plants they like to eat, I’ve got a lot of gardening to do to fill in the gaps that are starting to appear. One plant disappeared overnight and I continue to pray that the grasshopper will ‘move on‘ soon.

–⋅ o ♥ o ⋅–

Besides the insects that find my garden an irresistible buffet, our weather has been so unusual that other plants don’t know what to make of the situation.

I’ve got an Asparagus fern that threw out a shoot.

Something it has only ever done in December.

It almost looks good enough to eat.

I’ve got a late flowering Hoya.

Usually, they flower through Spring and Summer (September to February).

This is Hoya calycina ‘Stargazer’.

And over the weekend, I saw a new Agapanthus I was surprised to see in flower.

In Australia, Agapanthus flower from mid-November to the end of January.

This is definitely my colour.

Although, because this Agapanthus variety is (appropriately) called Popping Purple, I could not walk past without picking it up and bringing it home – after I’d paid for it.

–⋅ o ♥ o ⋅–

I am hopeful that the grasshoppers move on soon, and that my garden recovers from their eating frenzy. At least they are leaving my Poinsettias alone.

The first signs of their Winter colour about to appear.

Author: Clare

Ever-expanding one star at a time, my cosmos is a galaxy of thoughts and creativity where you can find poetry, short stories, photography and so much more.

12 thoughts

    1. I’ll make sure I post a photo of it in full bloom. It’s a stunner that’s for sure as is my new Agapanthus – although it’s only young and small, it will grow and get bigger 🥰

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    1. Thank you, Cee. Potting, and pottering in my garden gave me a lot of joy yesterday – except for that pesky grasshopper. Glad I didn’t see it when I was photographing it’s empty shell 🤣 and I’m sure it’s gald I didn’t see it either.


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