Saturday, August 23, 2014

Smarter than the average bear...

... or bird, at least.

I haven't had a chance to get any netting for my strawberries yet, but I have figured out a way to get them before the pesky birds do...
I pick them when they are still a little white. They ripen quite nicely on the counter, and I've gotten four before the birds have. It doesn't work with bunbun, who's quite happy to shear off the white ones before they barely have a chance to grow, but something else might be detering him now...
At first when I noticed this little jalapeno on the vine, I thought the bugs had gotten in, but on closer inspection
Those are teeth marks. I think someone may have bitten off more than they can chew...

Elsewhere in the garden...
The pink roses are blooming again.There's four in bloom and seven more buds getting ready to open.

I thought the sunflower would have bloomed by now... but not yet...
You can see a few of the ants working away.
It's going to be pretty spectacular when it does bloom - look at all those heads! 15 at last count...

8 comments:

Rachelle said...

Serves mr bunbun right!

Dee said...

Do you think the cats took a bite?

One of our hot peppers had evidence of slug damage. I will bet that was one surprised slug. LOL

Araignee said...

Oh my....someone got a big surprise from that pepper! Ouch.

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

You must be way north of us; our strawberries finish in June! Birds come after my blueberries, too, but the 5 bushes are so productive there's enough for both them and us. Your roses are pretty!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Hmm, I think the lesson here is to plant more roses and buy the fruit and vegetables at the market :)

Nancy Kay said...

Whatever little critter got into the peppers might have learned a lesson in poaching. Ha. Your roses are beautiful, and I'm looking forward to the sunflower blooms too.

kathy b said...

awww Good you have found a way to save your hard earned strawberries.
I love your sunflower. it will be worth the wait. they were in bloom at the Botanic Gardens last week. Not the biggest ones but smaller types.

Chrisknits said...

An image of a bunny sticking his head in a pond somewhere to cool off his burning mouth is running on a loop through my head. LOL!