Greetings and salutations everyone; yes, once again it is I, Chess the purebred border collie, filling in for the guy I live with, and here to bring you the latest and greatest news from our garden. You may remember me from such great posts as “Some Real Gardening” and “A Day At The Opera”, among so many, many others.
Here I am in a characteristic pose. “By the refrigerator, as usual” says the guy I live with, which, though true, could be left unsaid. The weather here has been pretty interesting. Yesterday it started to rain, then it snowed, then we had graupel, then the sun came out, then it snowed again, then rained. It rained last night some, too. At this time of year our weather is kind of like what it’s like in the mountains in June.
The guy I live with says that this is excellent weather for getting plants in the mail, because they usually have to adjust to the low humidity and intense sunlight here, and cool damp weather is perfect for acclimation.
Here are some salvias from Flowers by the Sea. (By the way, the guy I live with says that dishpans and plastic jugs are indispensable for serious gardening.)Then, also today, a shipment from Beaver Creek Greenhouses, sitting in the wooden flat.This is how they’re packed.So that was that. He has more plants to plant, and even has places for most of them. And a lot of extra rubber bands.
Not much has happened, gardening-wise, in the last couple of days because the garden is so damp from the snow, rain, and graupel, but there are a lot of things blooming. Here are some Central Asian onions that I’m supposed to show you, just so I get credit for showing plant pictures. The first one isn’t, like, hugely in focus, but the guy I live with says to pretend that it is.
On my walk yesterday, we were both really yelled at by a robin, and discovered this nest in the Juniperus monosperma. There’s a nest in the back yard, too. I bet you’re wondering, if you made it down this far, what all the bunny business in the title of tonight’s post is, and so now I’ll tell you.
The guy I live with was out on the patio yesterday afternoon and thought he saw “a really big mouse”. It wasn’t a mouse.The guy I live with, who can be extremely eloquent when the need arises, said the bunny was “so little, it was little”. It was indeed very little. Here it is on the pea gravel path, being extra little. The bunnies, which sneak into the yard, eat plants and make the guy I live with “hopping mad” (get it?), but he said this one was pretty cute. I guess I would agree.
Until next time, then.