Saturday, August 17, 2013

busy bees

and mosquitoes and granddaddy long legs and earwigs and rolypolys and ants and aphids and centipedes and other creepy crawlers...

Thelma at Cupcakes 'n' Daisies had an excellent idea...
 gather sunflower seeds and share them with Quilting Friends Around the World...

i really SHOULD do that!!!

but ...
yeah - you KNEW that was coming

there are three reasons why that prolly won't happen...

1) i am lazy
 i did not plant this garden ... i just get to eat the veggies from it ... Auntia does all the work

 secondly) bees and every other bug/spider/insect freak me out...
that's a close up of the biggest flower to the right ... and that bee chased me around the yard

and c) skwerls and herds of birds lurve sunflower and any other kind of seeds, berries, veggies, herbs and all the other plants that are not weeds but refuse to eat the creepy crawlers and flying pests in Auntia's garden ... ugh!!!
my kinda flower (zebra stripes for LuLu and sunflower petals for Auntia) no bees or bugs and no weeds to pull

Auntia planted these zinnias for me cuz i so admired Thimbleanna's zinnias last year...
 aaaawwww!!! how sweet!!!

she's learned a LOT of lessons whilst gardening this year... 
gardening is a lot of work...
and expense...
potatoes don't like a lot of water... 
neither does garlic and it lets you know by dying off - all $45 worth... 
green beans are pretty plants, but she prefers canned over fresh... 
peas are pretty, too, but you gotta pick them before they get huge cuz huge peas don't taste good... 
zucchini plants are itchy and scratchy and earwigs shudder lurve the undersides of their leaves... 
onions don't like being crowded... 
the meaning of "bolt" as it relates to spinach and lettuce... 
even "boltless" spinach bolts when the air around it is in the 100's...
give a zucchini plant an inch and it will Take Over the World...
there IS such a thing as too much zucchini...
and there is something quite remarkable about going out to the garden and harvesting strawberries for breakfast ... or tomatoes, squash and basil for supper...

8 comments:

Jennifer said...

Zucchini will take over the world one day, you know. What a fabulous garden!

Shirley--Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Thinking of you.

Thimbleanna said...

Now see....I love how this blogging thing works. I can send you happy zinnia pictures one year, and then the next year, when the $#@%#$ hail ruined my crop of zinnias, you can send me zinnia pictures. It's a win-win!!!

Sadly, my little garden looks nothing like it did last year. Auntia's looks beautiful though. And I LOVE LOVE that zebra striped flower!!!

Molly said...

Quite a different take on gardening than say on Isabelle's blog ---but fascinating just the same. I had great success the one year I planted sunflowers. You'd think that thusly flushed I'd have planted them every year since....but no. I too am lazy!

Mama Spark said...

My garden sucks this year but Shelby has had good luck with some of the things she has planted and yes, our lettuce and spinach bolted really early. Never did get to eat that this year sigh.

Isabelle said...

I love your interpretation of laziness. Ha ha! Gardening is relatively simple. Quilting, however.... . Goodness me.

Gretchen said...

The garden is beautiful and you and Auntia have perfectly captured what gardening is all about. She really has a fabulous garden! Congrats on getting to enjoy it without all the bugs and work ;)

Faith said...

Im not keep on bugs either especially slugs and snails. I loved how you have written your blog and the pictures of your lovely sunflowers. I love how you bravely write LAZY, its not a crime to be lazy I can be like that too xx