Monday, October 6, 2008

Snacking in the Garden

I know, three posts in one day is a little extreme, but I just had to share this. After school, I looked out into the garden to see Teenage Monkey eating morning glory blooms. I know, weird. He has always done it. I checked and the blooms are safe to eat, just stay away from the seeds. A few years ago, his Meme (aunt) decided to try them too. She did not understand the appeal. I am going to take her word for it and leave them alone.

I watched my son for a few minutes and went out to see what else he was snacking on. He ate the ferny tops of the asparagus. He ate Swiss chard straight from the plant. He ate basil. He finally, found a small zucchini and that seemed to satisfy his snack attack. Better than milk and cookies, if you ask me.

Rainy Day Ramblings

Its raining, its poring, my husband is snoring.
Really, he is and I am stuck inside.
Here is the spider that was up in the corner near my computer desk. Pretty scary, don't you think? He relocated to a rosebush.
Rainy days always cause me to daydream. Today I am dreaming of roses I want to grow. The roses in these pictures are from the Earth-Kind Rose Trial at the Texas Agrilife Extension office in Kaufman on highway 34. If you live around here, do yourself a favor and check it out. The roses look awesome. They are not fertilized or sprayed. The variety above is Julia Childs. I don't own a yellow rose and must have this one.
This one is Bright Melody. I think it is a buck rose, but I need to verify that.

Finally, Rainbow Knockout. Hopefully, this Knockout will perform as well as the other varieties.
Now I am off to finish my scarf for the Scarf Initiative organized by Kathryn of Plant Whatever Brings You Joy. Do you think I should put fringe on the scarf?
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Compost Tea Anyone?

It is finally raining. We have not had rain in this area since Ike. The bog garden filled up. Hmmm....That sure looks like compost tea to me.
I wonder how many times it has to rain before it looks like water and not coffee?
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