This is gardener’s smuggery:
hoorah of zinnia frillery
despite cotton-tailed skullduggery.
(Apologies to Aretha.)
Yes, dear reader, this is that poor chomped zinnia that I mourned a while back. It recovered and set itself to showing those rabbits a thing or two about resolve. I might not have the zinnia patch I’d planned and dreamed of last March, but I sure got a brilliant pink sneer at the rabbits.
October 13, 2021 at 10:36 am
Beautiful! Take that you rabbits. 🙂 This will make you feel better. I planted a whole tray of zinnias last spring, and set them all out to provide color. I had one that survived and saw one blossom. No rabbits here (knock on wood) but I guess they didn’t like the constant dose of rain we had. Enjoy those beautiful because they’ll probably last until your first frost. 🙂
October 13, 2021 at 11:38 am
I like that — I should put up a sign: “Take that, you rabbits!” However, I have to admit I’d probably word it less politely.
Your poor zinnias! That’s a lot of color lost. I think you’re right that these will last until the first frost, and I’ll enjoy every minute!
October 13, 2021 at 10:47 am
This bot of revenge is beautiful, Maureen. Maybe that will teach the bunny that, if you leave them alone, there’s enough zinnias for everyone.
October 13, 2021 at 11:42 am
You are much more optimistic about rabbits than I am, but I’d love to think that you could be right that rabbits would learn such a lesson. I have plenty of clover for them to pig out on, after all!
October 13, 2021 at 11:50 am
We always hope they will let the beans grow to the point where we can all enjoy them. So far – dumb bunnies.
October 14, 2021 at 9:16 pm
Those cotton-tails did you a favour, it seems, summer pruning the zinnias. I think you may owe them some carrots.
October 15, 2021 at 10:30 am
“Summer pruning” indeed! Those infernal eating machines! I must confess, though, that the image of me leaving thank-you carrots for them made me laugh. I think even the rabbits would laugh.