Plucky little guys
Saturday April 15th 2023, 10:18 pm
Filed under: Garden

One of the optimistically labeled maybes in yesterday’s post, where the apricot kernel had opened and the halves turned green and then one of them at last started to fade so I really thought it was a no–sent up a beautiful green leafy shoot today and a root out the bottom of the 4″ pot. I so was not expecting that little bit of delight. Cool!

And then I was walking down the sidewalk downtown and sometimes you see these little holes in the concrete. I’ve seen scrub jays breaking nuts open against a favored spot on my patio–and then they come back later and enlarge the opening and it seems like they’re trying to stash food in there. Or maybe just make the squirrels think they are to keep them away from the good stuff.

That hole is about the width of a large cherry blossom. Those two sprigs look like Nandina, which is a shame because they poison the native birds.┬áStill. Quite the little spot they’ve got all to themselves there.

Looks like the jays are working on a second hole. Someone be ready to quick drop in a tomato seed. Or how about The Squash Vine That Ate Downtown. The South gets their kudzu, we get our butternut. It’s only fair.


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Surprise growth is great!

Comment by ccr in MA 04.16.23 @ 9:45 am



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