Monday, June 29, 2015

Garden Guest or Pest?

It was not the extreme heat as it went back just after our weather bureau has announced that it is officially the start of our wet season. But I've been thinking why would this very easy to grow healthy and full of flowers Chichirica or Periwinkle plant would lose a lot of leaves and turn yellow in just a few days.

I thought it was sick so this morning I finally resigned to the fact that it will still regain its beauty. I was about to pull it off when I noticed to have touched something.

So, this is what has caused it all. It has ruined the entire plant. What did I do? Well, I let it stay because I remembered the big beautiful yellow butterfly flaunting its beauty around my garden the other week. So, this could be her heir. And this is what I want anyway, well, at least not the caterpillar as pest but the beautiful flying objects hanging around my garden. I have a lot of chichirica baby plants so this could be replaced.

I'll let you be and treat you as my garden guest. Enjoy your stay and please let me see you when you already spread your wings.


  1. This is such a beautiful post, Lei, and is a testimony to your kind and sweet nature. :)

  2. Oh this is why I never go outside. Forgive my lack of appreciation for nature but ewwwwwww :) Lovely words though!

    All Things Bright and Lovely

    1. hahaha! I understand Shamuboo. Thanks!

  3. it will become a good butterfly really Lei,,but it is so destructive..

  4. Haha! I have not seen it since this morning I hope it already turned into a pretty winged creature.