Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Cute things I saw in my garden today

This thing nearly made me pee my pants, in a bad way. I know it's very very cute and all but that whole Cicada incident has really got me on edge. Every time I hear any kind of rustling going on I jump and spin around expecting to see a big swarm of Cicadas ready to eat my eyeballs out. I was bent over looking at the Lavender that I planted near these dead Iris and I heard something. I spun around scared to death and this is what I saw. Do you know how stupid I felt???? My little sister thought it was hilarious that I was so startled by a baby rabbit and I thought she might be a little more sympathetic once I explained how I was almost killed by a ban of Cicadas but she was unimpressed. Then again, the people down the road from her have Emus. If you are not familiar with these, just imagine big dirty Ostrich. I have no clue what they do from the farm animal standpoint, but they are very ugly and way scarier than this little guy.Just when I started to get worried that my Cantaloupe wasn't going to bloom, BAM!



I wanted to document this bloom on one of my 2 strawberry plants. The other plant had a bloom that lasted about 2 hours before it was eaten by something. I do not expect this one to survive, they must be very tasty, even in floral form.



This is a tomato on one of my 2 Big Boys. Is it just me or does this look two-toned?




This is a baby tomato on my one Roma plant. I think these are so cute because they are oblong and I never get to use that word "oblong" so I thought I'd better seize this opportunity. Plus, I LOVE ROMAS and I LOVE MARINARA and you know what that means!

That's it for the pictures. In other news, I'm going on my first Garden Walk on Saturday with garden buddy and I have been planting seeds like crazy. In addition to the last seeds I told you about, I have now planted Double Hollyhock, Zinnias and Scabiosa. I also have Moon Flower (or is it Vine) seeds soaking per the instructions and they will be planted bright and early tomorrow morning. I really excited about the moon ones!

3 comments:

  1. The blooms were "cute", the rabbit, not so much. It is garden enemy number one.

    Hey, ridge runner, I don't see a list of garden blogs on your site. I've not seen your comments either on other peoples blog posts
    ( including mine ) so I suggest you get your sun bonnet on and go blog hopping. I have you on my blogroll and I hope to see myself listed on yours one day soon.

    This is just one way of actively participating in garden blogging.

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  2. You have tomatoes already? This is my first year with the tomato plant and so far I have flowers, so I have my fingers crossed. I'll get some photos on the blog soon.

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  3. Cute little tomatoes! Especially the oblong ones. :-)

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