I was looking out of my dining room window last evening
after a brief rain shower.
In my garden, one of my plants was moving.
Upon closer inspection,
I saw fur and two ears that were not those of a rabbit.
I knocked on the window and one of this guys relatives
On our walk this morning, I saw this baby
who was not a bit bothered by our presence.
He probably wasn't the culprit..
He was a half an hour away and much smaller.
It seems that ground hogs like Cone Flowers.
I have five or six plants that are in their third year
and were gorgeous last year.
Who knows what they will do this year after such an early pruning.
I blamed the debudding of my Poppies on the rabbits..
Could have been anything !!
So far, no one seems to like Gardenias.
I ordered two of these Dwarf shrubs on line..
They are hardy but just on the edge of our planting zone.
I hope we don't have bad winters for the next couple of years.
Snow would be OK but long, deep freezes could be a problem.
Meanwhile, I will enjoy them.
PS.. 2017 They came back more beautiful than ever.
Linking with Eileen @ Saturdays Critters