Snake plants and borders

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A lovely morning this morning, which included getting a mail in rebate to Menards that was only good for store credit.   (more…)

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Garden – mid June

The cucumbers have found the tomato and ancho cages and are taking over.  The pumpkin and zucchini vines are already starting to look a little Jurassic park.  The pumpkin had to be disentangled from the back fence, which it had already climbed over, through, and started wrapping around the pine tree.

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Resolving a few plant mysteries

New mysteries this week as my last trip to lowes spotted some familiar
Looking ground cover plants that might be growing in locations in my garden. Took some photos for comparison, just haven’t done the side by sides yet. 🙂 Meanwhile…..

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The fern like mystery “weed” finally had two buds out of rabbit reach. This now looks more like an intentional plant to me. It’s a painted daisy!

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The red rose bush survived and is blooming!

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The mystery “weed” in my spiderwort finally blossomed and joy …. It does look like penstemon, as I’d hoped! I like both plants well enough but I don’t think there’s any way to separate them at this point, the two are so tightly grown together in one small location right along my garden path. Separating is a goal to encourage them to spread a little bit…. Right now they’re definitely trying to choke each other. This task may take careful weeding to encourage each to spread a different direction until I can dig up some lone shoots. 😦 the two side by side may look more attractive than all jumbled together, and I’m afraid in the current struggle one will win and one will lose (as was happening with coneflowers vs everything else when we bought the house).

P.A.M.C.

We, the undersigned, would like to unequivocally state our concern over the growing usage of mobile internet devices (namely, tablets and phones) in the homesteads of our human companions.  Disturbingly, the usage of these devices has caused a drastic decrease in the amount of time spent in office chairs in the home, and concurrently, have decreased the amount of time that our human companions have produced suitable lap space.

Especially as the time of year sees the temperatures drop, we propose a compromise and suggest aforementioned human companions consider large laptop computers for their mobile internet needs; these most frequently require usage on couches or tables, thus creating the much needed lap space, and also provide the side benefits of generating excess heat on and around said laps.

Sincerely,
Pets Against Mobile Computing
(Welkin, Foster, Charlie, Dante, Sweetie)