Visit Michelle at the fascinating Nature Notes Thursday to learn something interesting.
Things are going on in my backyard due to two solid hours last night. I haven't seen Question Mark Kitty, either. I'll keep you posted.
The photo above shows the dead lilies from last year. I bought six lilies and they promptly shriveled up and died and I was very disappointed. It was a surprise when I wandered out in the backyard and found these things sprouting up and looking fabulous. We'll see how they fare in this new location. I hope they can take 6+ hours of sunshine this summer.
The cages are to keep the rabbits away. They eat everything. Every. Thing. I also use the pinwheel to scare them. I don't know if it works to keep them at bay, but with the way the wind howls out of Canada, they twirl and twirl and twirl.
For the front yard, I bought a shrub rose. I also planted an heirloom tomato plant. Pink Brandywine, I believe. I have three roses that I have neglected the entire time I've lived in the house. I am trying to mend my ways. Two are red hybrid teas and one is a very small, but profusely blooming shrub rose (it's tiny) with lovely orange roses.
Last but not least: Rhubarb. It grows bigger than trouble on a Tuesday afternoon. This photo is after I took a modest amount out for a friend.
With everything growing so nicely, it is tempting to think summer is upon us. But this Friday night north of where I live they are anticipating frost. It's still early spring for sure!