By Chris Rentmeister (goldfinch4) on April 1, 2011
As I stroll through the gardens, I can count on finding my plants hanging around with their pals - and I don't mean other plants.
When the echinaceas are in bloom, you can
bet they will be loaded with bees and
butterflies. There's so much activity around
them it almost makes me dizzy!
The peonies will be full of ants slurping
up the sweet honey-like substance on the
flowers. They don't eat or harm the
peonies; they're only there for a free lunch.
Even in the desert the cactus have companions, like this lizard sunbathing by the barrel cactus.
And if you're very lucky you may
even find a tree toad relaxing in
The slugs that will be snacking on
the hostas usually remain hidden
during the day, but sometimes a brave
one will show its face. Of course, this
one looks pretty harmless.
Obviously you're not looking at photographs of real plants. Everything in these pictures is made out of polymer clay. This is part of my new series called "Plants and Pals" that I have released in my store just in time for Mother's Day. Please visit my Garden Buddies store (Click here for Garden Buddies!) to see more "Plants and Pals" and other polymer clay Garden Buddies.
If you have any photos of your plants and pals that you'd be willing to share, please post them in the comments area at the end of this article. I'd love to see who your plants are hanging around with!
I grew up in Wisconsin and have lived here most of my life. My hobbies are woodworking (specifically intarsia), working with hypertufa and cement, polymer clay, cooking and gardening. Whatever hobbies I'm interested in I tend to do to the extreme.