But you're gonna hafta read through a buncha stuff I want you to know to get to it. I know. I'm positively awful that way.
After snugumpupsin' my Ozzbot while watching Mr. Nobody on Netflix Saturday morning, I headed out to complete an AMAZING PROJECT and take some informative pictures.
That's the Bird sniffing it. We're going to let it go to seed again and hope for the best next year.
People also blow the seeds off the stems and wish for things... it's very romantical... and it makes new plants for next year! :D
This is an earthworm. Where I'm from we have an invasive non-native species of worms called nightcrawlers that are about a foot long. They serve the same function: to help decomposition. Their poo is good dirt. You want lotsa worms in your yard. If by digging, you sever a worm in half, don't despair. Unlike a human, it will live. Place it in a cool, damp, bit of dirt that you're done messing with. Both types of worms are good sources of protein-- though I've not had cause to eat them quite yet!
I don't know what good snails are, but I think they're pretty. More often than not, I find shells, tiny ones. However this one was inhabited. I had a snail have babies in an aquarium once, and it's mesmerizing to watch a snail's foot undulate and move around on the glass. Some came out of the tank! This is a land snail, and a bit shyer. They always close up.
A fern! We used to go in the woods and cut some ferns to fill out bouquets. We used them the same way as florists use baby's breath (those little white flowers with lotsa leaves, e.g. filler, greenery).
Let's check on the plants:
|Weird sun bubble in the pic for peas--- But they're finally blooming!|
|The lettuce is just fine. I told you it would be, but I know you didn't believe me. ;)|
|The potatoes are growing like cray-cray.|
Speaking of, we let the rest of the bag go to seed again...
Digging with a shovel and a trowel??? Madame was not made for such work.
Birdie is a digger, but Oz takes some encouragement....
What do you see?
I've treated erosion problems with monkey grass, canna, daffodils, and lilies. Canna is the hardest to kill of them all because there's always a bit of root left so it grows again. Plus, in the fall, it looks like you've let corn go to seed. Monkey grass is the easiest to grow. They have long luscious dark green leaves that remind me of hair, about a 3/8" wide and with a rounded tip. They send up straight stems that have small purple blooms on the upper 4-6" which in turn become stems of purple-black berries. These berries are poisonous.
A Truly Blessed Land Owner,