Thursday, August 13, 2009

Garden Update and Geese

I can't believe how fast this week has flown by! I can't really say that I've accomplished much but I'm pretty sure I've been very busy doing something - ha ha!!

Remember a few posts back when I was complaining about living with deer? Between the lack of rain this summer and the deer trying to find anything they could to eat, there wasn't much left of my main circular flower bed in the center of my front yard. Well, right after I planted a few new plants and covered them with deer net, we started getting several storms pass through. We were getting nice rain storms several times a week, and you know what a much better job Mother Nature does watering than we do with our sprinklers. Take a look at the huge improvement in the once naked flower bed....even the tomato plant has grown back and has buds on it!





One of the reasons this flower bed is so full of plants now is due to tons of volunteer plants coming up. My salvias and vincas drop lots of seeds and if I would just be patient to wait for them, I really wouldn't need to plant anything in this bed.

While I had my camera with me this morning, I took a couple of pictures of my geese, Hansel and Gretel. They are gray saddleback Pomeranian geese and are a little over one year old. Gretel was suposed to be a girl but isn't. He doesn't really care that he has a girl name though. They are nice enough but Hansel did bite me earlier this summer. After I grabbed him up by his neck, he decided that wasn't such a good idea and hasn't tried it again. :) Hansel is the one in the front with more white; Gretel has gray above his legs; they weigh about 20 lbs each.





I'm home today cleaning and putting out some fall candles and decorations. I'm ready for summer to be over with....talk about wishing my life away!

Have a great day, whatever you do with it.

5 comments:

Laura said...

What cute geese - and marked so interesting! The kids in this area went back to school today - where did the summer go?

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi,
Tell me about your little friends. Are they wild? Do they just stay around outside your house? Do you feed them? What is the story?
Hugs Fern

A New England Life said...

Your garden looks wonderful! Very full and lush! Though the rain has been good for my perennials it has all but killed my annuals. Some are coming back but most just look yukky!

That would be the day I'd grab a goose by the neck! You've got more chops than me Phyllis! LOL!

Fall? Really? We're headed into the 90's here for the next several days. It's about time considering we barely hit 80 in July. Your summer must have been a warm one. Ours has been short, rainy, and cool. Damn winter, I can hardly stand to think about it!

Sharon

This Country Girl said...

Good morning Phyllis,

At our house, it's the rabbits that eat everything....we have so many rabbits in our yard!

Hansel and Gretel are so cute..love those names too!

Have a great weekend!
Tammy

Rita said...

You have great collection of nature. I like first two.

RITA

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