Thought I would change things up here some and
go blue. Those flowers are called cornflowers
or some people call them bachelor buttons. I was drawn
to how really brilliant blue they are in color. They originate
from Europe and boy in a wildflower garden they really
stand out. I saw some artifical flowers and thought
surely this flower is not THIS blue.. but it is. When
I did some research on them I found that they do well
in containers and if pinched back they can keep on
blooming. They can be dried easily and used for
years to come in arrangements.
The only bug that bothers them is the aphid
and that can be controlled. So.. if you are in the mood
for blue.. this flower is for you.
WHO GOES THERE??
As Mom and I drove up the driveway yesterday Mom
started yelling.. "what’s that?" I didn’t see what it was
but Mom did and she said. "that’s NO squirrel or cat!"
It ran in under our ramp and stayed there. Having a
history with skunks here I stayed inside the car and backed
the car down in the driveway. I sure wasn’t going to get
out the car with an unknown critter lerking about.
So we sat there watching.. nothing happened.
Whatever it was was not budging. So I slowly
walked up the driveway to the garage and
got a broom. ( AM I brave or what! ) Mom yelling
she was NOT getting out of the car! First I whacked
the wooden ramp, with the broom, from as far
away as possible. (chicken) Then I whacked
the under part of the ramp. Nothing!! The bugger
was probably terrified, but not moving. I couldn’t see
what it was at all. FINALLY I gave up and stuck the broom
under the ramp and out he ran.. A big fat groundhog!!
Good Grief. he couldn’t find a way out so he
dug under my fence with me watching. Dirt and
lava rocks flying everywhere. YES something
had been digging at my fence but I thought
it was the neighbors dog. Big mistake on my part.
We are two blocks from downtown.. this is not outside
the city limits.. but it is now becoming a major
area for all things wild. What’s next .. DEER????
Well I repaired the big hole in my lava rocks
and hope he doesn’t come back but I won’t hold my
breath on that either. Sis laughed and said she thought
it was probably a gopher. I told her NO it was too large
to be one of those. I googled it to make sure and YEP
I was right. Now if he could just tell us
when the last FROST would be around here that would
be great. Where was he when we needed some
guidance back in February??
Woke up this morning to white everywhere again. Down
into the upper 20’s last night..The furnace is running and
the winter jacket feels good. What a spring this is turning out
Hope where you are things are sunny and you
HAVE A GREAT DAY!!