Sunday, April 05, 2009

This weekend at the DragonFly Garden


I didn't do much gardening this weekend since I decided to take the weekend off and work on my tax return. (For those of you outside the U.S., April 15 is the last date Americans have to file last year's federal income tax return.) Believe me, I'd rather be gardening!

Between breaks I managed to pull some weeds, potted a couple of orchids, and took some great pictures.
This butterfly was laying eggs on my milkweed plant; the little white eggs are all over the plant but too small for my camera to capture.

I found this young opossum asleep in an empty container in the back garden; unfortunately, this little guy had to go. I know that they are good critters for gardens but they also are carriers of rabies and my dog Rosie was going nuts when she discovered it. My daughter and I managed to cover the container and then relocated this little one to a wild sanctuary near my home. I left it there, container and all, realizing that I shouldn't disturb it.

My white hollyhock flowers have run the course but I have plenty of seeds. If anyone would like some free seeds, send me an email with your address and I will mail you some.

10 comments:

Cheryl said...

You are so kind Rusty relocating the little chap....I have never seen or heard of one, so found that really interesting....
You garden is a real wildlife sanctuary....
It looks great by the way.....

White hollyhock is absolutely beautiful......Hope your tax return got sorted....they are a pain, aren't they?

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Oh, I would love some seeds! I just adore your garden. Wonderful fountain you have there too.
Brenda

texasdaisey said...

What a great post. Beautiful pictures and critters.

keewee said...

Your garden is beautiful.
I am dreaming and hoping, the fountain fairy will bring me a very large solar powered fountain.
So glad you took the wee fellow and relocated him.

Dirt Princess said...

Your garden is just amazing! What possible do you need to do in it. But I guess there is always something to be done. I have learned one thing about gardeners....we are never happy with our gardens, they are never quite good enough! The possum probably wasn't asleep...but just playing possum! They are pests. I hate you didn't get to keep your container. You are much kinder than I am...I would have dumped him on his head and ran off with my pot!!!!!

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

Rusty you find the best things in your garden, first an owl family and now a cute baby opossum. But you were right to relocate it, as they do bring rabies which is not something that anyone wants.

Your garden is looking lovely and I had no problem understanding that you much prefer gardening to filling out tax thingies. ;-)

Signe said...

How sweet he was, the little opossum. Nice of you to moove him to a new location.

Jeanette said...

Hi Rusty, your garden is beautiful, my first view of opossum,pleased you removed the critter pot and all before it had a chance to spread disease to Rosie,,,

Susan said...

How nice of you to leave the pot to the opposum. Your garden looks beautiful!

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Wow, Rusty, that is one gorgeous milkweed! And the opossum is very cute (we don't have them here, so I thought he was quite charming.)