If you read this blog regularly or follow me on Instragram, you may be sick to death of reading about my gardening – complete with pictures. Here we go again.
It’s summertime (well, not by the calendar) and the livin’ is easy – or not. I get so excited at the beginning of each spring and buy countless plants. Some come up from last year to add to the drama, and then the heat and bugs hit. I’m currently doctoring a spider bite on my hip, so this morning I had the good sense to use bug spray before wading into the vegetation.
Facebook had a post making the rounds recently about a black swan that pulled weeds from a garden. I want to know how it knew the difference between a plant and a weed. Sometimes I don’t. But there it was, pulling away. A friend suggested I needed one of those. He was probably right. Anyone know where I can get a weeding black swan? And what do they eat, in case it stays around?
As I transplanted ground cover and pulled crabgrass from the garden this morning my friendly yellow bird (I think it is some kind of Wren) came by to mention that the hummingbird feeders were empty. I don’t feed hummingbirds evidently, just friendly yellow birds, aunts and the occasional wasp. But I guess they need to eat too. I told him I’d get it done later. I had a blog to write.
I also have a nearsighted Robin that wants to come in the house. It taps on the window, or bangs against the glass as it flies up out of the hedge and tries to join me in the bedroom where I write. The other day it sat on the door to my husband’s pickup and tapped on the glass. He said he thought he heard it at the bathroom window. It seems to be attracted to glass. Or maybe it heard about the air conditioning.
Anyway, I’m gracing the pages with pictures of my flowers this morning. Notice I didn’t show you pictures of the weeds or failed hostas that come up, fall over and die. You only get the good stuff.
Do you garden? Here’s to #oklahomagardening and the gardeners who try to make it work.