On Sunday our robins had many feathers and open, dark eyes.
And then there were none. On Monday, my daughter noticed only one bird was left in the nest. By midday, when I thought to take a photo, it was gone.
Portulaca is a great flower to grow if you have an area that gets a lot of sun. It spreads nicely, and you can tell from its thick green leaves it doesn’t need a lot of water, because it stores water in those fat leaves.
I have portulaca (also known as moss rose) growing in my front yard next to other flowers such as rudbeckia. It’s an annual, so I need to replant it each year. The seeds are tiny, so grow them first in growing media apart from your garden so you won’t lose them. The truth is, I think I just sprinkled the tiny seeds in this area and was lucky that two survived into flowerhood.
I’m fairly certain a deer ate this tomato. How could a groundhog reach up into those tall branches and bite off the top of the tomato plant?
It used to look like this tomato. I’ve never had such problems growing tomatoes. I bought materials for a fence in the late spring, but I’m waiting for one of my sons to be available so we can set it up. And it’s been so hot, too.
A whimsical catbird sits on the fence in our backyard.