Apr 14, 2010 | 3:08 AM PST
The other two strawberry jars have been dumped, refilled, "piped," and planted. I put some plectranthus in the top of the biggest jar, and ice plant in the top of the other two. I had a bunch of babies, so I planted the big pot that I had put on the mimosa stump along with another pot. I just stuck the rest of the babies hither and thither.
Hubby and I were taking a break on the back patio when a swarm of termites came out of the woods. Oh, no. It's that time of year again. I sure hope that we're still protected. Believe it or not, the exterminator drove up! How about that! It was time for our inspection.
I cut some forsythia for rooting and planted a sprig or two of zoysia in a blank spot in the backyard. I'm hoping that both will take.
The columbines are blooming, even the ones in the hot Poison Garden. Go figure.
A bluebird checked out that new birdhouse in the back and then sat on the shepherd's crook which holds the blue bird feeder. There was all kinds of bird activity, but so far, no takers to the feeder even though the red ribbon should be attracting them. A goldfinch was drinking water, two purple finches were making whoopee, and the Carolina wrens were hunting bugs along with the bluebirds. Maybe if Mr. Bluebird leaves enough poop on top of the blue feeder, the other birds will notice.
I've been wondering if I have just one male hummingbird, but yesterday, the question was answered. One came in to drink, and another male came zipping in and ran him off. So now I know. I have two males and one female that I am sure of.
Today will be a lot cooler, but no predicted rain for days. I hope that everyone has a wonderful day.
Mission for today: Do a bit of watering and observe all the gifts that are freely given for me to enjoy.
Apr 14, 2010 | 6:17 AM PST
You are blessed with great birdies I see. I wish we had the blue birds around here but seems not...I do enjoy the finches and mourning doves though.........YOU go with your gardening! Sounds great!
Apr 14, 2010 | 7:45 PM PST
I was just sitting and relaxing in my backyard today and looked to my left and saw a morning dove sitting just about 4 feet away. It was so beautiful. Stopping to "smell the roses" and just appreciate God's beauty can bring a lot of joy to our lives. Even if the weeds aren't all pulled.