Category Archives: The Gardens of 333

My Monarch Butterfly Babies

I went outside to find that I am the proud foster mom of endangered Monarch butterfly babies! Several of them on the milkweed I planted.

(You can read about my project on this blog. http://bit.ly/1nCtNIF )

Bless them that they grow to adulthood and make future generations.

2014 Monarch Babies in The Gardens of 333

2014 Monarch Babies in The Gardens of 333

 

Nature’s Early Spring Perfume

I have a witch hazel bush that is just perfuming the air with fragrance for over a week.

It’s so strong that I am walking around the yard trying to find things to do so I can keep smelling it.

If you are in the northeast, I highly recommend this native plant. The scent will fill the yard.

It’s the first thing to bloom too.

Witch Hazel bush in The Gardens of 333

Witch Hazel bush in The Gardens of 333

Extreme Gnome Makeover Part II

…..A Tale of Two Brothers.

Part Deux

The Gnomes meet the true boss at our cottage, A.O Extreme Gnome Makeover Eileen Anglin www.whiterosepath.com

The Gnomes meet the true boss at our cottage, A.O

I apologize for the long stretch of time between the tale of Two Gnomes. If you are just joining us, you can read Part I here. The truth of it is, I have a Gemini moon so my mind and my energies travel where the winds flow. And they flowed in many directions this past month, my friends.

Extreme Gnome Makeover Eileen Anglin www.whiterosepath.com

A.O inspects the Brothers Gnome upon arrival.

A.O our resident overlord and Master of the Golden Light Ray helped me paint these two. He was sincerely interested in all stages of their transformation.

 Angelic Energy Art Eileen Anglin www.whiterosepath.com

Creative Director A.O. Anglin

 Angelic Energy Art Eileen Anglin www.whiterosepath.com

A.O. Making sure his directions are carried out..as per usual.

I know these are statuary. But regardless if people think I’m Nutsy Fagan, I’m going to tell you that there were some mystical moments with these two. From the moment they sat outside in my garden, which has very active Devic energy, there was a lot of  Nature Alchemy and spiritual synchronicity at play.

Angelic Energy Art Eileen Anglin www.whiterosepath.com

Our love-bug Ellie weighing in on the finished Brother.

What was interesting is when these two first arrived, I put them out in the herb garden, flanking a young crab apple tree. Within days, I began to get complete images of what they wanted to look like at the end of this make-over.  If and when I veered away from that during painting, I had to correct it or could not move on with my day. It would be a little nagging thought at the back of my head all day and night.

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Crystals at the base of Brother Gnome

For example, I did paint this one’s beard and hair grey, as my first vision had shown me. But then I changed it to blonde because I thought it would be more cohesive. After I did so, I had this little nagging voice inside my head saying; “No..no no! Change it back to grey!” When I did change it back the following day, it just felt right. All was right in my Brother’s Gnome world once again.

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Brother Gnome loves his new shirt and crystal friends.

This sort of thing happened throughout the process. If I painted outside the vision I had received from their arrival in the garden, a nagging went on day and night until I stuck with the plan.

Stay tuned for the final installment of Extreme Gnome Makeover to see how important those details were and how that tied into some interesting revelations when they arrived back in their Oregon home.

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Extreme Gnome Makeover

unfinished gnomes Eileen Anglin

How the Gnome Brothers looked when they arrived

Meet the Brothers Gnome.

I know someone who really loves her gnomes. In fact, we call her yard “Gnomehorn” after the famous garden of Findhorn that has a lot of spiritual energy.

But her gnomes were bleached white by the sun and it’s elements. Especially two of them that meant a lot to her.

They came to me for some TLC and to soak up the very active energy in my own gardens, what we named The Gardens of 333. I had a vision of how they should look at the end of the makeover. Was the creative vision created in my minds eye  or did it come from the magical gnome brothers? 😉

They spent the summer next to a baby crabapple tree in my herb garden and in the fall, the makeover started.

My cat A.O. meets the Gnome brothers and oversees their metamorphosis

gnomes by Eileen Anglin

A.O meets the Gnome Brothers

I start with one that I’ve already envisioned as “the starry-eyed wizard.”

painting a gnome

Finally..my hat has color again!

Out of the two, he definitely colors outside the lines, so to speak.

Repainted gnome Eileen Anglin

I’ll miss the Gardens of 333

Repainted gnome Eileen Anglin

Willow approves.

I will be posting his brother’s makeover later this week. Stay tuned!

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Eileen Anglin, award winning Angelic Energy Artist, Certified Integrative Coach Professional™ specializing in Breakthrough Shadow Coaching.Founder of The Path of the White Rose® LLC. author, teacher and Earth Activist.

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Migrating Monarchs Stop By The Gardens of 333

The Butterfly Sanctuary in The Gardens of 333 ©Eileen Anglin www.whiterosepath.com

Monarchs in The Gardens of 333 ©Eileen Anglin http://www.whiterosepath.com

I took these photos of Monarchs on their way south towards a major migration route in Cape May, New Jersey. They took a break in my yard and the gardens I created to help them survive. (See previous posts on my Save the Monarch Project.)

Monarchs in The Gardens of 333 ©Eileen Anglin www.whiterosepath.com

Monarch on Zinnia ©Eileen Anglin http://www.whiterosepath.com

This happened 2 weeks ago, but just now getting a chance to post about it. I can’t tell you how thrilling it was to have them come into the sanctuary I created as they make their long trek south.

Monarchs in The Gardens of 333 ©Eileen Anglin www.whiterosepath.com

Monarchs in The Gardens of 333 ©Eileen Anglin http://www.whiterosepath.com

If you have been following my blog and my little backyard project,  you know the Monarchs are in serious decline. The photos I took were of four individuals that I saw that day. I don’t know if four is an encouraging number or not, as I am pretty new to all of this.

Monarchs in The Gardens of 333 ©Eileen Anglin www.whiterosepath.com

Monarch on Zinnia ©Eileen Anglin http://www.whiterosepath.com

What I do know is that the monarch larvae that were in my garden this year ( if they survived the many preying mantis I have around here) will come back to me in the spring, like kids coming home to where they were born and raised.

Monarch on Zinnia ©Eileen Anglin www.whiterosepath.com

Monarch on Zinnia ©Eileen Anglin http://www.whiterosepath.com

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And that my friends, is a beautiful thing.

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©Eileen Anglin

Eileen Anglin, award winning Angelic Energy Artist, Certified Integrative Coach Professional™ specializing in Breakthrough Shadow Coaching. Founder of The Path of the White Rose® LLC. author, teacher and Earth Activist.

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My Save The Monarch Project: We Have Caterpillars….

Yesterday I was walking in the yard, filling the bird feeders and just taking a look at everything. Every morning I do what we call “a spin” with a cup of coffee in my hand and look at the status of things. I was looking at the garden square that I have made the “butterfly sanctuary” and lo and behold! Monarch caterpillars on the milkweed!

There were three of them visible to me.

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Monarch butterfly caterpillar on tropical milkweed plant. Eileen Anglin. http://www.whiterosepath.com

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Monarch butterfly caterpillar on tropical milkweed plant. Eileen Anglin. http://www.whiterosepath.com

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My Butterfly Sanctuary Garden Square in The Gardens of 333

A few hours afterwards, I came back out to take a look and one was missing, and another one crawling away from the plant. I can tell I am going to be an anxious butterfly mom. I put it back on the milkweed. I also saw that one of the plants they were munching on was already stripped bare.

We are going to need more milkweed. I definitely don’t have enough, and the thought of them running out of food will be hard on me.

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Milkweed Stripped Bare by Monarch larvae Within Hours

So, I came inside to get more information on what to do.

Here are some websites with useful information on their behaviors, what to do and what not to do, (ahem..hello me) such as leaving them alone. They need to hide and be still while going through their life cycle, and also, spiders such as the little guys we affectionately call “Jumpieswill get to them. We have a lot of those and I need to be at peace with that as that is Nature’s way.

But I also looked to see where I can get milkweed cuttings FAST. I definitely don’t have enough. Let’s hope they get here and I can establish them fast enough for these hungry babies growing up in The Gardens of 333.

Seeds and Cuttings at low cost:

http://www.livemonarch.com

Learn About Monarchs:

http://www.learnaboutmonarchs.com/monarchbutterflyfaqs.html

Monarch FAQ:

http://www.mymonarchguide.com

My “Save the Monarchs” Butterfly Backyard Project

I was driving around the beautiful New Jersey Shore when I heard on National Public Radio that the Monarch butterfly populations were in serious decline. The reason? What else? Pesticides, GMO’s and land development! One more things of beauty in the ecosystem that is collapsing due to humans acting unconsciously.

When I got home, I read the in depth articles below.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2013/03/20/f-monarch-butterfly.html

Monarch Butterflies Numbers Down Again Source: Science Daily

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/03/130318-monarch-butterflies-animals-science-environment-nation/

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/home_blog/2011/01/milkweed-for-butterflies.html

I suggest you read them, but sufficed to say, milkweed is the plant the monarch larvae feed on and it’s disappearing. One way we can help them is to plant milkweed in our own gardens and landscapes. You know me, I go on a crusade. I’m the Joan of Arc of Nature….so that is exactly what I’m going to do. And I’ll blog my experience for you.

Won’t you join me?  I invite you to join my “Save the Monarchs” Butterfly Backyard Project and blog about it too. Be sure to post your links in my comments section and let’s do this!

This is where I purchased the seeds.
http://www.butterflyencounters.com/

The company was mentioned in the article I read. The website has a lot of useful information and detailed descriptions of the different milkweed plants.

Important Precaution: One thing I wasn’t aware of was milkweed has a toxic substance to it’s sap, which protects the butterfly that eats it, so you have to be careful handling it and seek medical attention if ingested or if it gets into your eyes. Read more about the precautions on the Butterfly Encounters website.

So, where am I at with my little project right now? My order came quickly and I have planted the seeds in seed starting flats outside.

 

 

The Milkweed Is In! My Save The Monarchs Garden Project

I finally put the milkweed into the garden this week. It is so late that I don’t even know if it will help at this point. I was in San Diego on business and then the weather here in New Jersey has just been so wet, hot and humid, it was tough going to be out in the yard.

 

I planted both the tropical milkweed and the common milkweed. The tropical milkweed is supposed to be colorful and is treated as an annual. It will die off in the winter and will have to be planted again next year. The common one is a perennial and will propagate itself and while not as showy as the tropical variety, it is said to be very fragrant. I’m looking forward to that.  I grew both from seed.I decided to devote one of my garden squares to the butterflies entirely. I used to grow vegetables in it. There is still some garlic, lettuces and a cucumber there, but most of it is parsley for Painted Lady larvae. Something said to me “Just do it! Make it a sanctuary for both the larva and the adults.” And so I did. It now has both varieties of milkweed, the parsley, lavender and zinnias. I marked an old broken planter as my marker. And here it is:

In the garden we call The Divider we have mainly tall pines, lemon balm, roses, strawberries, hydrangeas, hollies and a magnolia we call “Stumpy.” Stumpy was rescued off of the curb. A neighbor just threw him out. Because of this, his top died. Just picture my husband carrying this tree and it’s root ball down the street. We cut it off and gave him some TLC. And yes, we pointed out Stumpy in all his lushness to the neighbors who tossed him. heh.
I planted some milkweed there too, because there is a luscious butterfly bush there, and I wanted to be sure the butterflies were aware of the little nursery we are trying to start for them.
These are some of the common milkweed seedlings transplanted into larger pots until I figure out where I want them to go. There is a gully up the road, and I thought to plant them there to establish a wild milkweed area in the woods. But the thought of leaving them unattended and perhaps dying makes me hesitate doing that. I’m like a momma to my seedlings.
I found some additional sites for further reading about the monarch crisis and planting milkweed for them.

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The Autumn Equinox is Upon Us. Bless the Trees in Gratitude

Now is the time to celebrate the Autumn equinox. We can do this by giving blessings and expressing gratitude to Nature and the blessings she gives us.

One way I like to do that is by gifting the trees. I place crystals and cornmeal as well as sage, and express my gratitude for the beauty, the abundance and the health that is given to us by them as I make a sacred circle around each one of them.

Reflect on all the things Nature provided for you and your loved ones during the summer season now leaving us. Joy, fun, food, shelter, exercise, shade, harmony..

Nature responds to your gratitude and opens you up for even more blessings to occur.

~*~Eileen Smith Anglin

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