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Something is eating my plants – August 13th 2020

I think it is those stupid rabbits but I know for sure there are birds. They are uprooting my beans, eating my poor pumpkins.

They stripped one little baby down to its stem. It is so sad and my dogs. Those bad words. I am so mad at my two dogs Gillis and Evee. My evil dogs won’t stop rolling around all over the place, which includes anything I am working on.

Evee even dug up some of the beans and the corn FOR THE BIRDS. My dog said, “You want these beans, hold on.” I watched her do it. I understand that I teach kindness in my house but that was a bit much. They have a stupid bird feeder. It is always full.

I am losing my mind. I put this garden much closer than my last one in order to find out where I went wrong…

Now I am finding out that it is the nature that I love so dear that has betrayed me. My dogs are helping the wildlife. I am sure that raccoons helped but I can only find evidence that leads to my dogs, rabbits and birds.

It seems that only the strong survive, but my other garden is popping up okay… I wanted it to do so much better.

My dogs dug up my corn and I threw some decoy seeds out to maybe keep the birds away from my plants. I bet my dogs will paw them up just to spite me for spraying them with the water hose for being on my ground.

Not going to lie, it makes me hopeful to see that things are still sprouting up but also very frustrated. I know last year I had a few sprout up but then they all died or disappeared.

It was also a much larger garden. It was much harder to keep up with new grass growing etc.

Fingers crossed my garden stays okay.


Welcome home: ornamental pepper

Good day friends. I have a problem. It is. Problem I am happy to share with you because, friends, it is not MY problem. You see when I get sad I buy plants.

Plants make me happy and therefore I need them when I am sad. Something about plants after watching a sad commercial or your sprinkler broke and you had to go into town anyway…

I, also, buy plants when I am happy, but I buy quite a few more plants when I am sad. I just find a reason. At first, I have none and then: boom. I like new plants especially if I do not have them already.

Regardless, I am a plant addict. I buy a lot of plants and I cry out, “but I bought them because they make me happy.” Not everyone is happy when I do this, but as I look into my plants I care a lot less.

My new ornamental peppers

I bought ornamental peppers this time. I bought four. I buy plants pretty often. I buy a few ‘secret plants’, that just appear planeted. It’s “Surprise, here is a cute plant i found, just lying around.”

This time I bought two and when my husband liked them I requested two more. I said I needed emotional support plants.

You didn’t know this… but my oldest is graduating in 2021. She will moving off to live with her dad and every time I think about it… I have to buy a plant.

I am not the one complaining therefore I do not have the problem. Regardless, I buy a lot of plants and i have decided that I shall share my adventures with you.

This is one of those moments when you go: that’s amazing. Is it amazing? My husband does not find it as amazing, but here we are with some new plants. Surprise plants that he will enjoy throughout the years.

They are looking good let’s see if it they stay that way

This new one is called the Ornamental pepper. It is beautiful and it has peppers on it. Since I murdered lavender and that was what I was originally going to plant in front I decided that I would buy these to replace it because: why not?

They are very pretty, also, and maybe they will do better since i didn’t murder my bell peppers or my banana peppers this year. Hooray for happy plants.

I am excited because they are pretty and they can possibly shrub up to three feet which will cover the porch front. Nothing against porch fronts but green is my favorite color and I want my home to be my favorite place to be.

I am considering some viney plants to go up the porch but I also don’t want it everywhere. That is a debate for a later time.

Also, side note, when I am old I can dare people to eat the peppers.

It’s funny because they are edible and a chili pepper. If you would believe it these suckers are kind of spicy. I didnt warn my husband- to try it out. He went straight for the milk.

I warned my children, because I am a half decent mom. They did not believe me, because I am their mom and it was hilarious. I would do it again if I had the chance. 🤷‍♀️

Yes I know my yard is dirty. I have children and I would never accomplish anything if I followed them around. Another project for another time

It is going to be amazing to see what everything looks like next year. For now, I am pleased to see what happens this time with new plants in front.

More plants to come, but hopefully fewer plant homicides. I hope that part of my life is behind me.

Three others just chilling, planeted in the ground. One day they will be shrubs