26 May, 2010
Posted by Lady Quilter at 11:59 AM
Spring seems to moving right along. Cooler weather means the flowers are lasting much longer than usual. Works for us. I'm always a little sad to see spring color gone so fast. The lovely yellow iris were a transplant from friend Herma's yard. They seem so bright in the sunny front yard here.
There great purple iris were inherited from the previous owner. We didn't even know the bulbs were in the backyard. First year Joanne started taking out all the overgrown weed and unknown plants that weren't really doing well. Last year, much to our surprise these purple iris popped up! Seems all the moving around of dirt, etc Joanne did woke them up! A few other things are coming up that we had no idea were here. They get to stay. Sort of like Ruth's spirit (last owner) is still around and helping with "her garden."
These cute little grape hyacinths were planted by Joanne. Love the color!!
Can't forget our Maggie. Here she is lounging in a cool shady spot next to the back porch. The vines, next to her, are much bigger now and need to be tacked up to the siding, somehow, without doing any damage. Looks like another trip to Home Depot or a garden shop with how to questions. Of course the trick is to get home without adding more plants to the garden. :)
16 May, 2010
Posted by Lady Quilter at 1:59 PM
Seems a momma rabbit, in her wisdom, decided to put her nest in the middle of the backyard . . dog or no dog, it appears. Nest was discovered after Joanne ran over it with the power lawn mower! Thankfully the nest was deep enough and the babies small enough no one was harmed! Thinking I saw a bit of fluff or whatever I started to pick it up, wanting the lawn to look nice. Much to my surprise there were squirming little pink bodies! Bunnies! Covered them up right a way. Sure enough, momma came by at dusk to feed them. She comes by every day, pretty much at the same time, to feed then takes off until the next day. Of course Maggie, the dog, has lost backyard privileges by herself until the babies are on their own and gone. Maggie is too curious about them. I don't think she would hurt them as they are now about the size of kittens but you can never tell.
It's a lot of fun watching them every day at dusk. Bunnies are nowhere to be found during the day, although we do suspect they head for the fence between out yard and the neighbor. It's covered with our flowers and their hostas and bridal veil bushes, providing a lot of cover and protection from the rain.