Thursday, February 12, 2009

Garden Snacks

Gopher Snack
I'm still working on my garden.
In fact, I just ordered six more plants online, and I have big plans.
Dude, the gardening catalogs are better than porn...

See that patch of dirt in the photo?
The day before I took that picture, that space was a columbine, and Bush Ladybells.

Overnight, it got sucked into the earth...
evidently a tasty snack for a gopher.

It's looking like I'm going to have to place chicken wire around all my new plantings.
Traps are not an option.
I heard coyote urine scares them away, but I would only purchase a synthetic for ethical reasons.
I wonder where I can purchase that?

The plant in the photo here is a Violet Tubeflower (Iochroma cyaneum).
Next to it is a Salvia--gorgeous when it blooms in purple and chartreuse, I'll be sure to get better photos soon.



Blogger svelteSTUFF said...

'Step away from the gardening catalog.' (they are seriously addictive!!)

4:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you can get synthetic coyote urine at this site:

I think it tastes better with a sprig of mint...maybe chamomile.

5:33 PM  

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