Sunday, May 25, 2014

This week in my Gardens with critters

SHARING MY GARDEN CHORES and DOCUMENTING GROWTH AND BLOOMS

A View

The week started Sunday on my "think tank" going around and around and around at least 6 hours. 

Zinnias
 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.

Blooms
Squash
 I promise!
I promise I will not show every bloom and seedling. 
I promise.
Pickles
But look at those pickle blooms about to go up the trellis. 

Garden Critters!
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 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

after
 I added a 4th rose and transplanted scarlet morning glories from the garden to the trellis. 

after
 A Bed in Progress
ready to seed

seed packets
How can you pass up 20¢ and 50¢ seed packets.
I'm a seed hoarder.

3 comments:

  1. Love seeing all your pictures of your garden and especially the fairy garden!! Love it. Have a good day!

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    1. Because I spelled it incorrectly. No edit button darnit. I said, I agree with Marian, I love your fairy garden.

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