Tuesday, March 18, 2014
This dandelion took root deep within the interior of the heather plant on our balcony, and somehow managed in that thicket to send up a flower. I never noticed before that dandelions have those funny curved petals, or stamens, or pistils, or whatever they are!
Speaking of our balcony, last week I noticed that our newly-sprouted clematis had been broken off at ground level. At the time, Dave and I blamed the wind and/or Olga. But then a day or two later we discovered that something had dug around in several of our potted plants, throwing dirt around on the balcony and leaving some of the plants a bit bedraggled. I diligently swept up the dirt, only to find yesterday that it had happened again -- and our butterfly bush had been gnawed within an inch of its life. What do you think? Squirrels?
(I hate to think of a squirrel on our balcony, mostly because I'm afraid it would send Olga into a frenzy. And we do have a glass door.)