It was lovely outside today, so I really enjoyed my time puttering in the garden. One of the wonderful things about gardening is that there is always something new going on each day. Of course it’s not as much fun when there’s bad things happening like pests or diseased plants, lack of rain or too much of it and so on, but when things are good it’s just so very rewarding.
And it’s especially fun to find unexpected things! As I was standing at my potting bench filling up my watering can, I looked up and saw this robin sitting on its nest in my mom’s lilac bush only a few feet above my head…Several days ago I had noticed a mess of grasses and twigs on top of my potting bench, but I thought it was just debris brought by the winds during one of the storms that rolled through. How exciting that I will be having a family of robins keeping me company now while I’m gardening! 🙂
I keep forgetting to take photos of my peas! We’ve just been so busy picking them and eating them up. But today I caught myself and snapped a photo before I popped them all into my mouth (see one is missing ;)).~
In an earlier post Adventures in Gardening Part 7 ~ Trellis Time, I shared about a little A-frame trellis I built for my cucumbers to climb on, and I’m so excited to finally have them doing just that! I’ve got two different varieties growing up each side and then my lettuce growing underneath… An A-frame trellis is seriously an excellent idea for space saving in a small bed.
I also adore flowering things…
The ants and aphids are still hanging around doing their thing, but don’t seem to be causing any real damage at the moment. I’ve just been spraying them off with the water hose for now, but I’m keeping an eye on them…