My front and back yards are under constant threat from invaders. I will talk about three today. First up, the violets:
Next up, the maples:
I don’t have photos, but I also sawed down two trees that had grown to my height. There are three or for more to go.
However, I did have fun tackling these two invaders, plus some of the vine-y periwinkle today.
I’m also putting some clumps of lemon balm and periwinkle into pots to give to brave friends, especially those with balconies.
The cull was in large part a first step in my quest for a path to the garage and composter. I think I made great strides:
A totally heinous photo, yes, but it was night time. All told, I probably spent about seven hours in the garden this weekend. And it rained yesterday. Addiction!
Anyway, the other day, on a whim, I bought some cauliflower plants and put them in the box. Within 36 hours, this happened:
So I bought provisions.
The marigolds were put in pots in strategic places throughout the yard. But then this happened:
They also tried to dig UNDER the veg box:
So, the owl hasn’t caught on yet. Nor have the marigolds done their job. Now’s the time for the big guns:
Coming soon, more chicken wire experiments and weird sculptures/barriers I worked on today. Got too dark to take good shots tonight. But I leave you with some good news:
Also coming up: Hostas! They look amazing.