Thursday, June 10, 2010

Pics from the garden

I went out for many hours yesterday and today to weed and nurture the garden. I even talked to them. I'm hoping that they will grow huge and give me lots of produce.

Have you ever noticed how excited peas seem? I think if they had a tail it would be wagging wildly!

I don't remember what this one is called... can I get back to you on it?? (Update: Nasturtium) It was recommended to keep squash bugs away, and since I get a ton of those things I decided to try it. I'll let you know if it works. But isn't it sweet? Can't you imagine a little fairy using that leaf above the flower as a canopy? And I think that the color of the flower is just beautiful!

Hmmmmm..... I can't seem to remember this plants name either... it's on the tip of my tongue... anyway, I bought it a few years ago and have enjoyed it immensely. (Update: a hosta plant)

I love how this squash blossom looks like a star. It will truly be the star of the garden this summer as it produces prolific amounts of produce for me! (say *that* ten times! :)

And these are what everyone tries to keep out of their garden. Pesky weeds. Rip 'em out is what I did earlier today. Yet deep down I admire these tenacious plants that come back no matter the lack of water or lack of love and gratitude by those whose gardens they grace with their presence. I have to admit that though I keep these guys out of my flower and vegetable plant beds, I let them live elsewhere. If they are that determined to live, I'll let them. Truth be told, dandelions are a favorite of mine. Sunshine on a stem, I say. :)

And these are some of my herbs: sage, lavendar, and oregano. Who'd ever believe that these came in a 4" pot two years ago? Love them!

I've saved the best for last:

My French Lop mama had four cute little baby bunnies. Aren't they precious? They are about 2 weeks old right now, and still spend all of their time in their fur-filled "nest". Did you know that right before a mommy rabbit has her bunnies she pulls out some of her fur and makes a soft and warm nest for her babies?

What has made your day wonderful?


  1. Oh how I've missed you Melody!

    How's that grand-baby doing?

    Those bunnies are precious! I talk to my garden too...I have cucumbers already growing and I am SO excited about it.

  2. I have missed you too Betty! A lot! Aiden is doing really well. He is 5 months now and is trying to scoot.

    I hope that you'll have more time to blog this summer than you did during the school year! I have missed hearing about your family. I hope that all is going well for all of you!

    ♥ Melody

  3. Look at those sweet babies!!!

    I didn't know that about the nest - that's awesome.

  4. Those babies are sweet. I have some squash growing but all it does is bloom but never gives me a squash. I'm not sure what is going on. Maybe its not pollinating or not getting enough sun.
    ♥ Joy