During My Absence

I am beginning to question my choice of hobby. I cannot take a break, even when one is desperately needed. I actually feel punished by my plants when they are neglected. The insects seem to take advantage of my absence also.

I have not walked the gardens in over a week. I finally made a quick circle this evening with scissors, watering can and camera. Some changes had occurred.

The first thing that caught my eye was a naked Tomatillo plant.

A Hornworm had stripped it of all but a few small leaves. I hope he was ready to pupate, because there was nothing left to devour and no other Tomatillos nearby.

The Garlic Chives have finished blooming. I must quickly cut off the seed heads or I will have hundreds of Garlic Chives everywhere next spring.

Garlic Chive seed heads

The Hibiscus Trio is still blooming despite my messing up its watering and feeding schedule.

I am very happy to see one of my Writing Spider friends at the usual gutter down spout. Its eggs sac was close-by.

I hastily picked some tomatoes and peppers for an appetizer. Supper will be late again.

There was one constant. The Blue Crown passion vine was still covered in blooms. It has bloomed ALL SUMMER LONG. It was love at first sight and I still adore this plant in its seventh year here.

This gardening is hard work and I am tired of weeding, but nothing bring me more joy than the plants and animals in my garden. I guess I will keep watering, trimming, feeding, weeding… Anything is more fun than housework. Who wants to read a blog about that?

FLOW

13 thoughts on “During My Absence

  1. Those hornworms can devour a plant in a blink of the eye. In another garden I used to have huge moon flower plants by the back door and I would go out in the morning and half the plant would be gone.

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