Sunday, April 19, 2009
Sunday Morning Walkabout
I thought I'd take camera in hand this morning while I strolled the garden. It has been raining for a few days and things are quite soggy out there. So an inspection was needed. The raised beds are doing fairly well. The odd looking things at the base of the willow teepee are sheets of hardwire cloth. I have to put them down to keep the squirrels from digging up the seeds at the base of the teepee. This is now my second set of seeds to plant there this spring, the first set having been eaten by the devils!
These little seedlings, at least most of them, are freebies from the wild Italian arugula I grow. I haven't figured out what to do with them all in the gravel path. But whenever I'm walking through there I get hungry for arugula because of the smell from squashing them!
Ah, a pretty little nicotiana. This particular plant survived the winter.
The 'Fireworks' clematis on our Egyptian gate trellis.
I couldn't resist another shot of the irises in bloom.
The 'Carnaby' clematis is getting lost in a sea of Madame Alfred Carriere petals.
And this little cardinal was singing madly as I strolled.