Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Plaaaaaants

Hello :)

I said that I'd take a few photos of our lil garden so here they are...

Holly's crops... (with a tomato plant of Brooke's in the big pot...)



Mum's beeeeeans :) ...



and Dad's hanging basket tomatoes...



...oh and Brooke's sunflowers. :)



I'm really looking forward to when they get flowers and fruit and stuff. :D Look at me, all those technical gardening terms...stuff...lol.

I've been revising Lyrical Ballads again today. :) I also had German, which was really good. My last lesson before the exam. :( *sniff sniff*

I'd best be off now :)

Lots of love xxxxx

2 comments:

LarryC said...

Oh my, how delightful. It was a bit of a shock to see those planters as I had never seen such a thing before. Not saying that they do not exist here though. What a splendid idea. Now I understand what you meant about 'putting them in bags", lol. I sure was wondering about that.

Dad's plants look nice too. I think I once read somewhere that tomatoes were first grown around here as ornamentals. So, Dad's plants will be hanging down and obviously will not need to be staked or otherwise supported. How neat! Another 'first' for me. You guys' hard work really shows. Those seeds have come quite a ways!

Speaking of seeds... especially Sunflower seeds, I once witnessed the transformation of Sunflower seeds and water into living breathing animal mass. In the swamp, I had many small 'live traps' made from empty one gallon cans. A 2X2" cutout on the side at the open end was fitted with a short (10" long) 2X2" wire runner which contained a trigger and drop-down door. These were used to sample the small rodent populations. Anyway...

One time I trapped a rare Deer Mouse and decided to keep her for a while for observation. The top of the can was removed (as were the bottoms) and a wire mesh was replaced on the top of the can. Everyday, I placed a small bowl of Sunflower seeds and water in there for her, and one day when I looked, there were six mice! She had been pregnant and had five babies. The feeding was continued and a second can was connected to the first with a 'trap' runner, with the door wired open.

Now, she had two 'rooms' and into the second was placed a bunch of toilet tissue for nest construction. It was so funny to watch her when she first found that second can. She was so excited! She hurriedly carried each baby over there, in her mouth, and made a neat little nest. As time went on, the babies grew and I pondered that nothing but water and Sunflower seeds were turning into biomass right before my eyes.

Well, of course that is how it works but it is still neat to actually watch it happen. Sunflower seeds into mice, lol. Am I nuts? Probably. :) But in my defense, let me say that I was also a biologist, lol.

LarryC said...

Those bags must have some holes in the bottom, or something for drainage...