More About the Sunflowers

I think after this year, I will always try to grow sunflowers. The border I planted on the north side of the pumpkin patch has been a delight to watch this summer. From my kitchen window, I can keep tabs on them. They change…

Tending The Sunflowers

The mammoth sunflowers I planted in May have really taken off! We think the one nearest to the house has hit nine feet. And, while that one seems to be done growing, the other nine continue to ascend. I don’t know if they’ll reach…

Breakfast, Bees, and Wasp Nests

We’re starting to get quite a crowd at the feeders in the mornings. We have one red squirrel, in particular, who is very vocal and quick to chase away anyone he considers to be a threat. The birds and chipmunks tolerate him to some…

A Snake in the Garden and a Cat on the Couch

Ugh. Can you see the snake in the photo above? Right there under the pot. That’s his little head poking out. He’s not very large, but he was large enough to startle me  this past week when I was picking cherry tomatoes. I think…

Borage and other Surprises

Now that I’m running around in the backyard, trying to tire Kipper out, I’m spotting all sorts of botanical “surprises” I’d missed before. Like borage. It’s everywhere! Popping up next to shrubs, in the wildflower garden, in the containers on my patio…. Not that that’s a bad…