I’m not sure how Global Warming makes it cooler, but our climate is not normal this year. The nights are so cool that the tomatoes are not doing well at all. I was really looking forward to playing summer Santa with the folks at mom’s Senior’s home. Last year they all flocked out when I arrived with produce. This year I do not have enough even for us.
The tiny red hot peppers are growing like wild though. The twin orphan fawns even eat the chili peppers but not these baby hot peppers
Then there is the last redish/pink/white rose I got before the twin baby fawns.
And, the last yellow rose I had.
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Posted in animals, Garden, Home Again in Indiana, Nature, tagged chihuahua, fawns, peppers, pumpkin, rabbit, roses, tomatoes, yard on August 21, 2009 |
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It’s so beautiful out today. I love this property, with all the trees waving in the wind and the two fawns that have taken up residence (I think their mom might have died in a car crash). Poor babies are eating all the red tomatoes and yellow roses. They do not like the pink roses. Pink must taste bad. They wait for the tomatoes to turn red. Actually, not just turn red but be soft and ripe. It is now a game of wits between us to see who gets the tomato at the proper maturity. They won the other night and got the three I planned on picking the next morning.
This morning I opened the door to let irritating Chihuahua out and a rabbit was sitting in front of the door munching the grass. Probably the same rabbit who is eating the blooms on my melons. I do think mother nature is winning this year. Between the late blooms, due to cool weather, and the animals, I’m not sure what we are getting out of the garden other than peppers. Anyway, the rabbit would NOT move. Just refused. I knew the Chihuahua would take out after the rabbit and I wanted the rabbit to have a chance and also not to beat the tar out of the dog, so I said “shoe.” The rabbit munched away. I knocked on the inside of the door. The rabbit munched away. The dog actually went back in the house (we were on the porch) and laid back down and the dumb rabbit was still munching away. I think my wildlife has gotten tame.
I have two gardens this year. I planted vegetables in the very sparse rose garden, where a bunch of roses came up in the beginning but didn’t do much with the cool weather. I took care of them this year too. But, I have two new plants that are doing great. One is a yellow rose and one is varigated and I just love it. Will post a picture later. The vegetables were doing great too, before the orphans took up residence.
And, then we have the square foot back garden and the pumpkin patch that is invading our yard. These are some of the numerous blossoms.
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