Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Weekend Work-Mine and the Rabbit's

Hope you had a wonderful Father's Day weekend. We are empty nesters again until August since Mark left for orchestra and trumpet camps Sunday. Although when you're older these are no longer called "camps"--now they titled with less recreational sounding names like "festivals" and "seminars". 

I managed to complete one of my WIP's; a small penny rug mat in rustic colors. I finished my stitching last night as I was watching the PBS American Experience series on the Lincolns, which I highly recommend.
The rabbits were also busy this weekend, chomping away on my newly planted blue fescue grass. Our gardens are edged in limestone and I like to soften the edging with draping greenery, but it looks like it may be a challenge to keep the rabbits out of this grass.
Blue Fescue

I'm going to try putting cat fur around the plant, since I have a ready and abundant supply of that and have heard the scent might detract the rabbits. I'll let you know how that goes. Luckily, the plants on my deck have escaped the hungry rabbits.

Marigold, Croton, Gomphrena and Vinca


Shirlee said...

Roberta ... Try Rabbit Scram to keep away the rabbits. Last year they ate my bittersweets down to the stalks & they never came up again. This year I planted more bittersweets & added some Rabbit Scram to the planting area. I had seen it advertised & thought I'd give it a try. John & I have both watched the bunnies hopping over to the bittersweets, pausing for a moment, & then hopping away. I had posted the link for the Rabbit Scram on my blog a week or so ago. It won't be hard to find if you want to take a look ... the title of the post was Rabbit Scram : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Anna said...

oh the garden photos are lovely...and there are only wonderful things to say about wool!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Beautiful plantings Roberta!! You obviously have a green thumb!! And that little penny rug is precious - I love the colors!! Have a great day! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

annie said...

Love the penny rug you're working on, and your beautiful container garden. Can relate to the bunnies, they're here munching happily everyday too!

TeresaM said...

Hi Roberta! I just found your blog by a giveaway link on anothers blog! Sorry I missed that... how beautiful!

You do beautiful work!

Your flowers are beautiful... I'm having problems with rabbits this year too! Good luck with that!