SHARING MY GARDEN CHORES and DOCUMENTING GROWTH AND BLOOMS
|The week started Sunday on my "think tank" going around and around and around at least 6 hours.|
I love Zinnias!
The cool thing is how fast they germinate.
I over seeded this window box with the idea of transplanting some to the yard beds.
|Purple Wandering Jew|
Eventually I will move these rooted cuttings to a bed. I want to give them a good start first.
They also do well in hanging baskets.
I promise I will not show every bloom and seedling.
But look at those pickle blooms about to go up the trellis.
Imagine my surprise, shock and utter disbelief when I went out early Monday morning and discovered this!
rolly pollies aka pill bugs aka sow bugs
What to do?
Well, I started going out each morning by 6:30 and collecting them in a cup with bamboo tongs and then transporting them to the compost bin.
I figured they might as well go to work for me since they mainly diet on decomposing things.
Here's the thing, I unknowingly created a fairy size ecosystem where during the day the pill bugs stay behind the white rocks that I placed around the tree and at night they come out to dine on my fairy moss.
This is what it looks like today.
I gave up.
And then went to the garden and discovered a hole on a bigger scale.
No doubt made by an armadillo.
Just a larger version of a pill bug.
Don't you think?
A Rose Garden Dream
on my "when I retire" list
|three new roses in the first section|
|before in the second section|
I added a 4th rose and transplanted scarlet morning glories from the garden to the trellis.
A Bed in Progress
|ready to seed|
How can you pass up 20¢ and 50¢ seed packets.
I'm a seed hoarder.