Or to be more particular, somebunny's mama has been eating my veggies!
My beans are have been beheaded! My peas have been chewed into little green nubs! All I can say is, I'm glad mama doesn't like tomatoes, peppers and zucchini, otherwise my little veggie plot would be a complete write-off.
Scrap, who has the fine-tuned nose of a blood hound, discovered the nest yesterday in one of my flower beds. His sniffing around sent two baby bunnies scrambling. One disappeared into the safety of the underbrush. The other little fellow ran up the yard and tried to blend unsuccessfully into the green grass. I picked him up not wanting Scrap to get hold of him.
But this is bloom day and I don't want to stray to deeply into my woeful success at growing vegetables. Let's take a look around my garden and see what is in flower.
Starting at the left side of the house, I have a large border of Ditch Dayliles. Ditch Daylilies tend to be the first ones at my summer party. Their hybrid cousins prefer to show up fashionably late.
I don't want to get too off topic yet again, but while we are at the side of the house, here is a simple idea for you: Paint a wooden trellis an interesting color and hang a birdhouse on it. If that is too cutesy for your tastes, a sun or lion's head medallion might look just as terrific.
This color scheme in the front garden might be aptly described as everything and the kitchen sink.
This is Helenium. It makes a nice companion to summer daisies.
The first of the Echinacea in flower.
Throughout the garden, my hosta are in flower.
The back border is looking colorful.
This clemaits has been hitching a ride up my birch tree.
Here is a plant that you don't see all that often. This is Alpine Betony, Stachys monnieri 'Hummelo'. It has basal rosettes of somewhat glossy foliage and rose-lavender lavender spikes mid-summer. It makes a great companion for smaller varieties of yellow daylily.
My Bee Balm is still going strong. The flowers are usually hummingbird magnets, but I haven't seen one this summer!
This hydrangea is my favourite at the moment.
So what happened to the little baby bunny? There was no way I could do the little fur-ball in. You are going to think that I am nuts, but I put him carefully back in the nest. I never did find the second baby, but hopefully Mama Bunny did. This morning the nest was empty. Mama must have recollected her babies elsewhere. They can't have gone far though. There was fresh veggie carnage this morning.
Oh well, at least I still have my tomatoes!
Have a great weekend!