Favorite Thing Friday: Garden Growth!

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It’s been a warm and windy week! I could do without the sinus infection (thanks a lot wind. You kicked up everything from dust to pollen), but my garden is loving all the sun. In particular, my flower seedlings just keep getting bigger and bigger! It’s almost time for them to graduate to a new pot.

The garden rabbit couldn’t help but check out all the new growth. Hopefully, these little guys will bloom some beautiful flowers soon!

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Nasturtiums and unidentified flower seedlings. No nibbling, little rabbit!

These may look like small plants, but considering where they were just a couple of weeks ago, they’ve come a long way!

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The same seedlings on April 18, 2014.

The little pine tree I bought back in December is making some nice strides as well. While he hasn’t grown that much taller, he is starting to fill in with thicker branches. New growth is budding on the entire tree, which is always a good sign for pines!

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The garden rabbit is a tree hugger!

The vegetable garden is struggling a little bit due to tired soil, but I spread some compost a few days ago in the hopes of kickstarting a growth spurt. Within the next couple of weeks, let’s hope I’ll be able to post some awesome vegetable plant pics (with the garden rabbit, of course).

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What’s your favorite thing this week?

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c.b.w. 2014

Rabbit Snacks in the Garden

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As spring turns into summer, my garden is beginning to yield small crops of rabbit snacks. At least that’s what he likes to think.

The raspberry bush in the front yard is starting to produce it’s first batch of berries. Planting this bush was an experiment and I’m thrilled that it’s actually still alive with the added surprise of yummy treats.

The rabbit was a little impatient for the first berry to ripen.

So close, yet so far!
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Then, I made him wait a little longer . . .

Yes, its as tasty as it looks.
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The pinto bean bushes had a major growth spurt and are producing a number of pods. Here they are on the vine . . .

A tripod!
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. . . and here’s the first harvest:

Raw beans are toxic, little rabbit!
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Over in the zucchini patch, two were ripe for the picking. More are on the way and I suspect our friends we’ll be getting some free zucchini again this year – providing I can distract the rabbit.

Big zucchini for a small rabbit!
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The plum tree we planted earlier this spring is barely a stick in the ground, but he’s intent on making plums! A baby plum is holding onto to one of the branches:

One little plum holds on for dear life!
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Even the bees are getting a yummy snack. The wildflowers are still blooming like crazy, giving the birds and bees a feast!

Buzz, buzz! The bees are here!
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c.b.w. 2013