Monday, April 27, 2009

(*^&*&^% Squirrels!!!!!

So I was planning on showing you some nice pics of how the garden is coming along. The butterfly and Disney gingers were finally coming up. Above is a picture from last week when they were just peaking over the Ti plants. This week they were a good foot taller. Emphasis on "were."
This is what they looked like when I got home this evening. Chewed down. The Disney gingers, on the far sides of first picture were totally gone, not a leaf left. We weren't sure what was getting them until my husband saw a little squirrel shake one of the Ti plants. Then it took half a plant in its mouth and headed up the fence. His little buddy stood on top, a very tiny little squirrely middle finger held up just for us.

Hope you like Mexican food! I gotta spicy surprise waiting for you tonight, you bastards!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Bits of Joy in the Garden Tonight

A bug on a day lily in the butterfly garden.

The society garlic from earlier in the week. These are common flowers that you see on every roadway this time of year, but they are quickly becoming favorites.

And here is something very cool . . .
I won a bird feeder!!! I love it! Thank you, Shawna!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter Everyone!

Society Garlic from this morning.

I posted this pic on my Facebook and a friend described society garlic:

It's got a more refined taste than Townie Garlic,
but is more expensive, and leaves when summer ends.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

I'm a-goin' plant huntin'!

I went plant hunting today! Tried to avoid anything big box and visit my favorite mom & pop nurseries. They were packed! Must have been the beautiful weather. While have several favorites, I don't think you can beat Kenny's Place nursery. They just have the coolest plants there! Here is a run down of what I picked up:

2 day lilies (probably Stella D'Oro, but they weren't labeled)
1 angel wing begonia
1 Lily of the Nile
2 1 gallon pots of white butterfly ginger
1 Hedychium coccineum (orange 'Tara' Ginger)
1 Costus Barbatus
And all for about $35, I might add! The Tara was especially wanting to come home with me. It is literally busting out of its pot.
My daughter especially fell in love with the Costus Barbatus and the velvety undersides of its leaves. It begged to be touched. The plant has bright red inflorescence with yellow blooms.

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