Meanwhile in the garden, there’s lots to report. For the past two days, this guy’s been munching on milkweed. And speaking of milkweed, mine is still blooming like crazy. Like a weed, in fact:) My new favorite plant!
Lou Holtz (below) seriously needs a bath. Life in Northwest Arkansas is different than Dallas. There are way more leaves to contend with. Perfect for pigs. Have you read the article circulating on Facebook about how we shouldn’t rake because fall leaves provide habitat for critters? I can get behind that to some extent.
John strung twinkle lights in our crepe myrtle because twinkle lights are always a good idea. Plus, now that it gets dark so early, we can better see what we’re eating if we eat outside. Plus, they’re festive.
And to keep it real, a bit of annoying garden news…
Our pesky armadillo returned. A few days ago, he re-dug his tunnel under the porch. While he didn’t mess up my pansies, he tilled up the dirt in other areas. I reapplied repellant (we did get a lot of rain) and haven’t seen him for a few more days. Of course it rained all last night.
I may be forced to trap and relocate him.
The weekend forecast calls for sunny skies and our first possible freeze. I don’t think I’m prepared for freezing weather just yet.
What’s up in your garden?
Grace Grits and Gardening
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Simon & Garfunkel, Leaves that are Green
You have had amazing results with your butterfly garden. Mr. caterpillar looks very happy on your milkweed. What’s up in my garden is, deer, turkey, raccoons, groundhogs, moles and weeds. Your back yard looks great.
Barbara Tate says
Your back yard looks great, and I love the twinkle lights.
Such amazing results with your butterfly garden! Now as to that pesky armadillo.. Send him back to Texas for a local BBQ!!
Talya Tate Boerner says
We do have friends in town from Dallas. Maybe they could take the armadillo back with them and leave him around the Red River?
Julianne Thompson says
We have been mowing our leaves instead of raking for the last few years after learning that it was better for the lawn. I kinda feel like I’m getting away with something, but there are always plenty of leaves to sweep off of the driveway.