What's growing in your backyard?
We love this tiny nest.
It is made from pine needles. How very Wisconsin. I think this is the first nest I have seen that is made with mostly pine needles and downy feathers.
It was found on the grass in our front yard.
It looks too big to be a hummingbird nest.
But it is still so small.
Can you imagine a bird that would fit in this wee nest?
I really have been trying to prune these tomatoes.
But I neglected to use a cages or stake.
I neglected to Tomato Stake my tomatoes.
I think I have read more about 'tomato staking' children than tomato staking...tomaotes.
So I stuck a hoe and a stick next to them...to hold em back. I was afraid to drive a stake in the ground and sever a root.
I wait with hope and big dreams for the small tomatoes to plump up and ripen.
This lovely pink blossom (along with five other buds) is proof that pruning is a necessary thing.
Not that I knew to do this.
Some critter came by about one month ago and devoured 1/2 of this rose plant.
The entire left side was chewed away.
I knew it wasn't a bug. There were whole branches missing.
"Katie did you cut this plant?"
No, she said.
So could it really have been a deer?
I did not have the fine fencing up yet. (Which I have learned is also necessary)
But, boy o boy, would I have been surprised to see a deer in our backyard.
I mean, I saw a coyote about one mile from here...but I have never seen a deer in our neighborhood.
Or a porcupine....
A big fat raccoon, once.
But no matter what critter pruned my rosebush.
I'm thankful for the gardening help :o)
Any adventures, natural or otherwise, in your yard this summer?
Encourage one another,