Thursday, April 2, 2009
Am I Blue?
Today was a gorgeous blue sky day, perfect for working outside in the garden. This incredibly blue Siberian squill's beauty is a boost to the spirits, and I needed it! These squill are new to us planted just last fall. We look forward to a well filled patch in a few years.
Unfortunately there was also some angry blue smoke hanging over the garden. Why? RABBITS, that's why. I was raised on Beatrix Potter and had a pet rabbit as a child, but that's all in the past . Those darn rabbits dug holes under my liatris and my Clara Curtis chrysanthemum. The broody bunny is looking for a nest for her soon to be born babies. Fortunately we found the damage in time to restore the plants before the roots dried out. The rotten critters even dug up a hummingbird moth chrysalis and left it exposed . We carefully replaced it just beneath the surface of the soil.
Cute, brown, and furry or not, those rabbits are in big trouble now. More galvanized wire cages protect the plants. From now on I'm rooting for Mr McGregor, Elmer Fudd, and anything that eats bunnies and I don't mean the chocolate ones!