One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Garden Beauty

Although I already posted this photo, here are just a few more....some of these were taken last week or so.



There is no shortage of outside work.  I have many, many gardens to tidy up.  Here are a few more garden beauties....


The day after I snapped this photo, I noticed it missing from the flower bed.  The entire flower, bulb and all.  Hm.  Rabbit?  It's in an odd place for it to be a deer, as it's so close to the front porch.  I thought moles/voles don't like them, so I'm stumped.  Other than maybe a rabbit.  There are daffodils right next to it, untouched.  It was my only bright pink one too.

I did some research because this was so strange.  It may be field mice using the old mole tunnels.  I dropped some torn up mint gum down the holes.  We'll see if that helps.  It will look like grubs to the moles and I read that it will also kill moles and deter the mice using the tunnels (if that's the case).



These are the only remaining tulips we have.  The moles got the rest a few years back, and I just haven't replanted. Maybe this fall it'll happen.


2 comments:

Sam I Am...... said...

Your flowers are gorgeous and I love the 'daffys' with the orange! So sad about your flower....it's a constant battle even where I live in town. I know deer don't like daffodils but they do like lilies and tulips, I think. I'm not sure about hyacinth.

Kristina said...

Thank you Sam I Am!