Thursday, May 9, 2013

Gardenish things.

Hubs and K fixed my vine arbor.  She's a bit shorter than she was before.  Hubs has to bend slightly to go underneath. He's 6' tall.  That's fine with me.  He did a great job!

Volunteer dill coming up in the garden.  I'm going to leave the patch right there.  It isn't going to hurt anything and the butterflies will appreciate it.

We have a new chipmunk in residence here.  This is the entrance to the hidey hole.

I've had a discussion with the bunny rabbit gentlemen who reside under the shed.  It is perfectly fine if they would like to get to the strawberries first.  Same rule applies to them as the rest of us.  Don't just take one bite and walk away.  Don't sample them all as a buffet.  Eat what you want, but eat what you take.



We don't murder the dandelions here.  If we did, we'd have no grass.  We enjoy them instead.

This is the mystery plant that I planted last year.  When I saw these little flowers, I thought it was Forget Me Not.  I'm not thinking that.  They aren't tall enough or blue enough.  Any ideas?  Do share.

The blazing star DID come back!

Lily of the Valley are blooming.

The irises are nearing their end, but still have enough life left in them to keep for a few more days.
Hooray for good garden stuff!  I've found volunteer Rose of Sharon everywhere in one bed.  Where that is delightful, I might have to take a few out.  I'm also waiting to weed out one part of a bed to see what reseeded.

Have a great night!


Rach said...

You know, I've had the same little chat with the squirrels and children about eating only a little and then leaving it. If you want it, eat it ALL. :oP

No clue on the pretty blue flowers, and I must say I'm insanely jealous of your lilies of the valley. Ahhh. OH the fragrance and delicate beauty. I'm not sure they grow well here...I'll have to check into it.

My irises are on their last legs, but still doing that big showy iris thing.

Oh, and arbor. Of course. It's lovely! Hubs and K did an excellent job!

So, I need to plant dill for the flutterbys? Will do!

Bailey's Leaf said...

Dill is a host plant for tiger swallowtails. (And black swallowtails if memory serves.) I don't know if these are in your area, but a little dill won't hurt!

So you need Lily of the Valley? Remind me next year. We can do a rinse and repeat with the lunchmeat container. I like to see the look on the face of the postal people when I bring plants in clear, taped containers to ship.