I have often posted about the large mesquite tree in the backyard of our home.........
It grows a few feet away from the patio and a few
feet in front of my greenhouse.
on the worst winter days, it looks bony and frail when the hard wind
and snow blows..........
and elegant and lovely in the
quiet of heavy snow and ice.
In the summer, it's long winding arms stretch out across almost all of the back
portion of the yard.
Last year, I planted a young wisteria in a pot in hopes that it
will soon grow up the tree and give this tree lovely purple blossoms
in the spring.
As I stepped up to the wisteria , to water it...........
I noticed this mound of dry grass.......
which I did not place in there..............
I cautiously and carefully pulled it away,
and discovered this nest of 4 baby rabbits,
tucked snuggly in a hole which the dried grass covered.
Why on earth a mother rabbit picked this out for her
home sweet home, is beyond my reasoning.
The baby rabbits remained in the large planter for almost a week,
then one day I went out to check on them
and they were gone.
She moved them, I suppose.
I am now able to return to watering the wisteria, in good time
since the temperature here has reached to 102 on some days.
All of my plants are trying to hang on in the heat wave
including these new plants.
A dear friend shipped me cuttings from her garden..........
all the way from Tennessee .........
they arrived, carefully wrapped in a box.........
still moist.........and fresh and green.
Seven Sisters Rose cuttings, Bee Balm, Dutch Iris, and Vinca
all traveled so far!
I have since transplanted them,
however, I am not sure they are so happy with
this new hot environment they have been thrust into.
I hope to show photos ........if they do well.
So tell me.......what is making a "home sweet home" in your back yard?
Birds, ...rabbits.......some other creature?
I would love to hear!