Inspired by the beautiful green space surrounding me, I decided to put more effort into my gardening this year.
I even bought a fancy rain barrel.
The good news is that the barrel filled up right away, but the not so good news is that we had rain almost every day this summer which helped my lettuce sprout up quickly only to be gobbled up by nearby bunnies or some other type of critter. Or possibly the possum that crawled up under my deck and died, leaving a terrible stench, may have had an anaphylactic reaction to all the cabbage he consumed (do possums eat cabbage?).
As the summer has progressed, my results have been mixed.
Meanwhile, at my childhood buddy’s house the plants are flourishing and hummingbirds flutter about feasting on her flower’s nectar.
And the dog is living the life too….
This fall I think I’ll try planting some mums, and if that doesn’t work, there is always next year.