Friday, July 3, 2015

I'm Sorry, I Lied

Ya got me.  Or rather a friend got me.  She came over to help cut a limb off a tree and saw a pile of mulch.  She said she read my blog and I said I was through for the season.  And I really thought I was.

That was before I walked into the back yard and saw that a beautiful yellow daisy plant had been eaten to stubs.  This was just a few days after finding my hollyhocks eaten to stubs.  So much for cute little bunnies.  I did not know that they will eat chives, but they ate those too!!!

Here is the daisy before they ate it;
I'd take a picture of stubs, but what would be the point?  I had taken this shot for my Monday gardening post, so you get to see it early, since there is now nothing to show.

So, as I stood there looking at the damage, I decided that it was as good a time as any to pull out all the lily of the valley growing in the area.  Which meant I would have to buy more mulch.

Alas, not only did I buy more mulch but Hosta 'Dream Weaver' was calling my name.  I'll post a picture of that at a future date.

I guess I should just accept the fact that there is always something to do.  And when the temp is in the low 70's with low humidity and a nice breeze, it's the best time to be outdoors working in the yard.  I'll be out early tomorrow to finish cleaning up the area.  Then I have a large feather grass plant I want to relocate...and a few hostas that need to be moved.  And more mulch to spread, and...

10 comments:

  1. Oh those bad, evil bunnies! You need to find a good recipe for rabbit stew:) The picture of your daisies is quite pretty. I wonder if there is some way to "cure" them from eating the plants like tobacco sauce or something. I think, like my hubby, you will always find something that needs to be done

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    1. I sprayed with foul-smelling deterrent. I may go out and sprinkle hot pepper flakes. They ate all the pansies too.

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  2. You really need to make some smother fried rabbit. Have a beautiful Fourth!
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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    1. I like my rabbit in a stew. And I know these guys are well-fed, lol.

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  3. How infuriating Denise. Not much else one can say. And yes, a gardener's work, like a woman's work, is never done.

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    1. I don't mind the usual maintenance, but when I look closely I see 'stuff' that is more of a project. Like relocating a huge batch of iris that are smothered in a juniper bush.

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  4. So frustrating when animals eat all your hard work! My sympathies - our main enemy is the groundhog. So far, and keeping fingers crossed, we've only had minimal animal damage this year. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. Fortunately I haven't seen any groundhogs this year.

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  5. Seeing your hard work disappear over night is very frustrating. No problem with rabbits here but the wood pigeons ate all my blackcurrants last week and badly damaged the plants in the process. There was a fantastic crop as well. My own fault for not netting them. I would like to say that I shared them with the pigeons but they ate them all.

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    1. I would love to grow berries, but have no desire to fight with the birds over them. I have used that deer netting and have cut my fingers on it trying to untangle it from plants.

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