Since the drought has officially been declared over, I decided to plant a garden this year. Not such an easy endeavor… Well, I discovered this morning, raccoons were busy last night digging up my sunflowers and zinnias. This really hurts because I pulled weeds, amended the soil and carefully planted the seeds according to the directions on the package. At first, the birds were eating the sunflower seeds, but I was able to outsmart the birds by covering the top of the location with netting. I suspect the raccoons are searching for the booty buried by the blue jays. The blue jays are busy taking dry cat food pieces from the cat’s bowl when he’s not looking.
The wild life does not seem to be interested in the zucchini nor the crookneck squash.
Here are the first tomatoes of Summer 2017.
A garden is not complete without a ladybug or
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Nice to hear from you! I am trying to save the plants…I’ve re-planted them and I’m hoping they survive, though right now it is hot and they look a little wilted.
Oh, I’m sorry you didn’t get your sunflowers and zinnias! I love zinnias. But the rest of your crop looks great–and I love the spider web . . .