Flower Power

Billerica is presently on a water ban. No, non-essential, outdoor water usage before 5:00 PM. Lucky for me the river provides free water. Using a bucket with a five foot rope, I’m able to keep my flower’s thirsts quenched. Except, of course, the veggies. Chris might start to glow if he eats tomatoes that have been watered with the Concord River’s water. I’m not saying it’s polluted, just not the best for drinking, or watering edibles.

Striking delphinium!

Striking delphinium!

The only down side to my watering method is the lifting of the five gallon bucket over the retaining wall. By the end of the summer my right bicep should rival Dwayne Johnson’s.

The Rock, before steroids?!

The Rock, before steroids?!

Dazzling zinnia!

Regal zinnia!

Divine delphinium!

Striking delphinium!

Pretty in pink tall phlox.

Pretty in pink tall phlox.

Sadly, the wild rabbit isn’t very considerate when it comes to all my hard efforts. She has started snipping off the flower heads again (See my post from last summer :), despite the weekly Liquid Fence baths I give the plants. Morticia leaves the flowers as a nasty reminder of who is truly in control of the gardens.

I think it’s time to Google a recipe for rabbit stew!

At least the ducks understand.

"Hey lady, you missed this plant!"

“Hey lady, this plant needs water!”

Or maybe they just know that it’s easy to make roast duck! Blessed be :}

 

 

About tinthia

Wondering, searching, and wandering, I'm a single mother with a desire to get it right in my lifetime. The flow of the river feeds my inner goddess and fuels my soul. Blessed be. :}
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7 Responses to Flower Power

  1. Choufa, Vincent says:

    Hi River Lady
    How is your summer going? I like your flower garden they are beautiful. Did you have chance to get more photos about bird.
    I thought you are teaching in Chelsea this summer. Too bad, I will see you till the fall.
    Have great summer and enjoy the weather.

  2. Dyanr says:

    I can attest to your method being a useful one, by seeing how absolutely delightful your flowers look! Healthy,happy and a feast for the eyes and senses! Your yard reminds me of the gardens of Paris!!!!Well done Grasshopper.. Well done.

  3. Dyan says:

    Dyan….not Dyanr….

  4. priscilla says:

    hi I hope the water ban means the river is low and the annoying jet skiers are leaving you alone! There has been a gypsy moth plague on cape cod , but the rain of caterpillar poop did excellent things for my lawn. Now I have moth everywhere. The hummingbirds are ignoring me , and I ‘ve had grackles around this week, not sure what the heck they are doing here so early but they sure can clear out a feeder in no time flat. How are your beavers doing? Clearing out the lot next door?

    • tinthia says:

      Oh, the jet skiers. I have had a few words with them. I sent the grackles down to you (ha ha). The beaver lodge has become a seat for the heron during the day to preen. Hope you make it up here for a visit. You’ll be pleased at the changes, I think. :)

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