Saving Mona

Just as I am basking in the Schlumbergeras’ glory,

Gold Schlumbergera, with pink tint due to cooler temperatures.

something starts snacking on my Mona Lavendar.

At first I thought Mona was just losing leaves,

but where did they go?

Then I saw the tell tale (and tail) signs. (Pun intended.)


Poop from a caterpillar!

Here I am thinking everything is blooming and growing,

while Mona is being devoured right under my nose.


A gardener must never rest.

Even in winter, at night time, inside.

Stay vigilant folks.

While you are waiting for Santa, you may be visited by a Grinch-green, eating machine.



4 thoughts on “Saving Mona

  1. Mona Lavender is a Plectranthus hybrid. The underside of the leaves is purple. It usually blooms in spring and fall, but my bringing it in tricked it into blooming again. Doing well, now that the snacking has ended.


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