Why do the rabbits do this? Why do they chew off the flower and then leave it lying on the ground!? Luckily for this flower, I found it and brought it in and put it in a vase. Otherwise, it would have been wasted outside.Outside... where it is like summertime right now. Too hot, too fast, if you ask me. I think the plants are in a panic now with the sudden warm temperatures as buds, blooms, and leaves are popping out all over the place, literally overnight it seems.I'd like for a bit of a cool … [Read more...] about Daffy Ol’ Rabbits!
The spring show continues and every day there is something new in the center stage of the garden. The crocuses that were so exciting to see just 10 days ago are nearly all gone and now the daffodils are marching in to take their place. These are some miniature daffodils growing in a perennial bed in the back along with chickweed and henbit.The morning has started out gray and now the sun is starting to come out. But even if the sun shines for awhile before the next rain, the ground is so … [Read more...] about Spring Flowers and Villains
My little blueberries, caged up for the winter. I had to do it to keep the rabbits away. The blueberries look so trapped, but where were they going to go, anyway? Those &$%^ rabbits chew and nibble on plants ALL winter long. Go away, rabbits, g-o a-w-a-y!(Ummm. yes, in the lower right, those are some glad corns I pulled up and just left there. Now I, ummm, need to get those inside or they will be goners, if they aren't done for already. Such disrepect I've show to the common gladiolus! I … [Read more...] about Free the Blueberries!
I planted some tulip bulbs earlier today. Since nothing else was in the flower bed, especially after I removed the mums I had planted there earlier this fall, I was able to just dig out the whole area. This is a quick way to plant bulbs. I am hoping for a good display of tulips in all shades of pastel colors for 4 – 6 weeks or longer this spring.And while I was doing some more garden clean up, I discovered that a rabbit or two might have been nibbling on my little blueberry shrubs. I just … [Read more...] about Tulips, Blueberries, and Rabbits
Did you ever wonder what goes on in your garden when your back is turned? Do you suspect there is a secret life out there that you don’t quite know about or understand?I’ve written before about the mythical life of garden fairies and sprites. I suspect that at the end of the day in the twilight, just as the last bit of light from the day disappears, they begin to stir and prepare for a night of general mischief and fun. I try to provide a few plants I think the garden fairies will like, such as … [Read more...] about Secret Life in the Garden