Hello friends! Welcome to the first garden stroll of September. The garden had it's ups and downs this week, as the season draws to a close. We had a few visitors too, as you can see!We have two pairs of Mourning Doves who are frequenting our feeder. They have to compete with the squirrels who like to eat all the sunflower seeds.
What the heck??? Yes, this CAT has been hanging out with Porcini, our garden pig. We don't know this cat so we STARE at it through the window screen and it stares back. Our Mom tries to talk sweetly too him/her but hasn't gotten very far with introductions yet.
The Borage continues to attract bees and butterflies and...
GOPHERS! Yes, this was the scene yesterday afternoon. We were hoping the visitor cat would do something about that pesky gopher.
The pink Petunias have taken over nearly a third of the garden. Mom may do some cutting back this weekend.
Our Arabian Nights Petunias (Home Depot's name for them) are doing well. We love these colors.
The smaller (normal sized?) Sunflower has gotten a bit droopy. This maybe due to the gopher too, or it may just be ready to go to seed. If it falls over in the next couple days we'll know for sure!
Last but not least, SUNFLOWERZILLA! It is going to have oodles of seeds. Many of you has asked if our Moms will eat the seeds. Probably not. Some will be saved for planting next year. The rest will be for the birds.
Have a lovely Thursday friends and thanks for visiting our humble little garden by the sea.