Archive for April, 2017

Weeds or Flowers?

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Weeds or Flowers

Volunteers in my garden.

Weeds or Flowers

Keep or Remove?

Definitely keep. Plan to harvest seed and plant in other parts of my gardens.

Weeds or Flowers


What’s Growing?

Friday, April 21st, 2017

I planted two Tabebuia seeds each in five peat pots, 6 November 2016. I went away for three weeks in March. Before I left I watered the pots and then wrapped them in plastic.

Today I did not find Tabebuia growing, but found something green.

Tabebuia

Do I pot up the growth or wait to see if Tabebuia plants surface?


The Agave Around the Corner

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Another Agave in the Neighborhood

It is amazing what you can see in your neighborhood when you actually look around.
Just noticed this agave in the process of beginning to bloom and die.

Agave

Agave

Agave

Other plants in the area.
Agave

Agave

Agave


Make Mine Chocolate

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Easter

Make Mine Chocolate is a campaign to educate and deter folks from purchasing bunnies for Easter. Often those bunnies end up in shelters after a few months or worse, released to fend for themselves.

Rabbits should not be an impulse buy. When properly cared for a domestic rabbit can live over 10 years. That is a commitment.

There are loads of stuffed plush bunnies that can be left alone in a room, do not require food, or veterinary care.

Or stick to purchasing chocolate bunnies.



Bob, the lovebird in the photo was rescued. He was found flying in my garden on a Sunday afternoon in June of 2016. We attempted to catch him with no luck. The next afternoon he returned. I wrote a post about how we were able to capture him.

We were unable to locate his family. So, he has found a forever home with us, two bunnies, and a cockatiel.

Recently, a family member mentioned seeing a flock of lovebirds in a nearby park. We haven’t yet visited the park. Someday we might check it out.


Trapped Cactus Update

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

June of 2016 I wrote a post about a trapped cactus. The cactus was growing near a chain-link fence. When the property was sold, the new owners had a privacy fence installed in front of the chain-link fence. The result was the cactus sandwiched between the chain-link fence and the privacy fence.

Cactus

This was the plant in June of 2016.

Cactus

This is the plant today.

Cactus Buds

In spite of its living conditions, the plant has numerous buds.

It is sad to see the cactus’ situation, but encouraging to see that in spite of everything it appears to be thriving.


Updated Bunny Ornament and Elliot

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

In September I noticed a little bunny ornament was being crushed by a tree. This is the way it looked before I removed it.

Bunny Ornament

It actually took some digging. When I freed the little bunny, I discovered that part of its head was missing.

What do you do with a rabbit ornament that has a broken head and missing ear?

I gave it a quick spray with black paint, nothing fussy. Then filled the opening with a succulent.

I now know why resin garden ornaments are so heavy? This little guy was filled with small pebbles.

Bunny Ornament

Before Elliot came to live with us, I would never have thought about black for a bunny.

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I am so glad she came to live with us. She is a delightful furry one.