Sunday, August 20, 2017

How Does Your Garden Grow?


The sunflower bloomed.


A tiny sparrow takes a break on the morning glory cage.


Chocolate and Hassenpfeffer (I think) face off in a chow down.


I have no idea what this weed is, but it has pretty yellow-orange flowers.


A bee industriously collecting nectar.


A delicate butterfly (or a moth) enjoys a quick sip.


This meadow area is a Land of the Giants. This weed is taller than I am. Ok, 5 feet isn't very tall, but it must be tall for a weed.


A black birch or choke cherry abundant in the woods has taken seed. This will be taken down as it's growth will block the sunlight for the solar array on the West side of the house.


I had the Lawn Guy weed whack part of the meadow that was growing beyond the fence to the neighbor's yard.


The Meadow. I'd like to keep this a natural area. It attracts quite a few insects and the bunnies and squirrels take shelter here when frightened. I'll be researching how to grow and maintain a meadow.


A close-up of the sunflower.


Mid-August and a sad reminder Fall is around the corner.




And even sadder. I found this poor, little bird by the step of the sun room door. Poor, little guy must have flown into the window. Or maybe he's a gift from Mitty and Ink. I took a shovel and brought the little bird to the edge of the meadow. A euphemism. Circle of life.

How does your garden grow?



12 comments:

  1. Lovely photos, nice to see what's growing in your corner of the world. In my little balcony garden the weeds seem to be winning the fight, but as they are green and flowering I don't mind, and as you say, they attract birds and insects, which is good. Sad about the bird, but that's a part of life, too. Have a great Sunday, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Weeds are just flowers that aren't popular. :-D

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  2. Are you short also? Me too. The garden is looking great. Funny how in August there are so many more yellow flowers than in May. I wonder why that is. Happy Sunday. Hugs-Erika

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    1. If I stand up straight, I can probably reach 5 ft. 1 1/2 inches tall. Quite tall for a Hobbit.

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  3. Love your sunflower! Why do weeds grow so well? And how come there have been so many leaves down so early this year? Really strange.

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    1. The sunflower was a surprised dropped by a bird or animal. I heard there's a disease hitting the maple trees (red leaf in the picture) that's causing them to drop leaves early. Maybe the black birch (yellow leaf in picture) is dropping in solidarity.

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  4. Your garden is a hive of activity with the pretty birds, hungry bunnies, beautiful flowers and giant weeds πŸ˜€. That weed is tall and most things are taller than me too as I'm 5 foot nothing ... lol πŸ˜‰. I love your sunflower, it looks so happy and makes me smile! Some of our trees dropped their leaves last month, I think it was due to the hot temperatures we had. Happy Sunday! J 😊
    p.s. thanks for your lovely comments on my blog! J x

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  5. The sunflower is the only flower in the trellis garden. I'm so glad I didn't yank it as at first I thought it was a weed. I don't have much of a green thumb, but can produce some awesome weeds. :-D

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  6. Poor little bird! I really love your meadow CJ! If I had land, I would do the same thing. I do keep the wild flowers, but I would love a patch like yours! Exciting to see the leaves!! Autumn is for sure in the air! Big Hugs!

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    1. I belt bad for the little bird. He's now fertilizng the meadow. And the meadow is just a huge area of weeds which took over that section of the yard :-D But weeds are just flowers that aren't popular.

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