Monday, May 14, 2012

Garden Diary, May 2012

My gardens are finally waking up. Here is a first look for for May 2012.

Our spring visitor, a titmouse bird that the kids named Mr. Paddywack, is busy building a nest in a birdhouse made from a buoy marked #5.

My cave is filling in nicely. That's right. I have a garden cave. After all, I need a place to brood and eat chocolate and plan world takeovers. Doesn't everybody? It was originally a shade garden, but Tropical Storm Irene peeled the giant tree above it like a banana. So, now it is very sunny in parts. There are plenty of blank spots to fill in with plants.

Uncle Filbert, a twisted tree I planted last fall, is loving his spot on our property and has a lot of new foliage. Yes, everything is personified when you live with three little kids.

I started a butterfly garden last summer and added a hummingbird feeder that I can't figure out how to fill. I'm thinking I might just put the box of nectar powder next to the feeder with a sign marked "self serve."

I've got a patch of roses that I plan to connect to my larger Shakespeare Garden eventually. Times are tough- economically- so rather than buy any more garden art, I make my youngest stand very still amongst the flowers during barbecues. He makes such a cute statue!

I have a statue of a little girl that I bought almost ten years ago. It hasn't weathered well. In fact, people say it looks like it is hungry for blood. So, I put it in my cave, cause sometimes, so am I. Just kidding. I do take my son inside when it rains.

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