Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Returning to Eden

Upon my return from travel of only three days I was rewarded with thousands of weeds and a mole or vole hole that had begun to destroy my dianthus by eating all of the roots. Sigh! I also lost about 40% of my zinnias to rabbit salad.  But also a lot of flowers burst into bloom to greet me and remind me if you plant enough stuff, something survives.


17 comments:

Brian Miller said...

i am glad something survived and know that you contributed as well to the circle of life...they were probably hungry...smiles...what is left is beautiful...

Celia said...

You are quite the gardener, paradise indeed.

Deborah Carr said...

What a beautiful oasis. I can actually hear the birds singing, and light rain dripping from the trees.(Very different than NYC, no?) And I must say that I do envy your paving stones and bed edgings...I spent the last two days trying to even out my gravel path edges.

(May I add, also, that I really appreciated getting your comments on my blog when I was in Haiti...familiar voices and all that.)

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant isn't the word, beautiful garden is more like it.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Beautiful.
Think you are 2 years ahead of me.
I am headed where you are :)

Red said...

Awesome garden you have. There's probably lots to spare for rabbit salad. Deer salads are bigger!

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful photographs, fantastic garden. I am greeting

Peruby said...

A wonderful treat for my weary eyes this morning.

Dave King said...

What a disaster, but Paradise itself seems to have survived - which says everything about your efforts on its behalf.

Bagman and Butler said...

What a beautiful yard! And yes, mole/voles are insidious.

Granny Annie said...

You are a gardening artist!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

How beautiful. Makes me ashamed I haven't spent more time out in the yard yet this year. Perhaps next week when school ends.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---regardless of what damage the critters did, your yard is AWESOME. When we are gone, we either call on our nice neighbors---or let Mother Nature take care of things for us.

We use Liquid Fence to get rid of deer (works about 90% of the time) ---but we luckily have not had trouble with any rabbits this year so far.... Several years ago, the rabbits ate our Impatiens two straight years --so we haven't planted Impatiens since.... It's just a hit-miss thing when it comes to the critters we share this world with!!!!

However, your yard is GREAT.
Hugs
Betsy

Kat said...

I actually said, "WOAH!" out loud when I saw that first picture. Just gorgeous!!!!

Mystic Meandering said...

I *love* your gardens and manicured landscaping - so lush and pristine! Am green with envy :) Glad you are feeding the "wildlife" too!- "...if you plant enough, something survives." Love that!

Dave said...

A pity about the rabbits and moles, etc. Still, as you say, if you plant enough some will survive. Your garden looks nice - Dave

Hilary said...

It still looks pretty beautiful to me.