I made arrangements to pick up some more cardboard this morning, so I was out doing my rounds a bit earlier today. I was quite happy to see some new flowers showing up.
The grape hyacinths are finally pushing up their flower spikes!
Also, does anyone know what those broad-leafed plants all around it are? This stuff is absolutely everywhere, very invasive, and very hard to get rid of!
The very fist of my daughter’s daffodils is starting for form flower buds! Her flowers did so poorly in their first year, she’s thrilled that the managed to survive at all. The irises are still incredibly sparse and thin, but at least they’re there and still growing. Perhaps next year, we’ll finally see flowers from those. With the tulip area fenced off, even the eaten ones are recovering, while the survivors have flower buds that look ready to bloom any time now.
After my morning rounds, I headed out to pick up the cardboard, stopping for gas along the way, where I found something unexpected.
A random skull, just sitting on the concrete next to the gas pump! It looks like some sort of large rodent.
What a fascinating and unexpected find! I can just imagine someone leaving it there and giggling at the thought of how people might react to seeing it. It looks like something someone found half buried in a ditch somewhere. There’s even moss growing on it.
Hmmm… I wonder… Could it be from one of these?
When the grogs go into one of these chimney liners, I’m able to get quite close to them and get a photo. This little guy was chittering and hissing at me, so I made sure to stay out of its view, and just stuck my phone around to take the picture, then left it alone.
You know. The more I think about it, the most I think that might indeed be a groundhog skull!
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The broadleaf weeds look like something in the bellflower family, either clustered or creeping.
And yup, highly invasive and really, really hard to get rid of…
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Thanks. I’ll look that up.
At least they don’t seem to be killing off the corms we planted. I’ve been digging them out of garden beds, and pulling up the roots as much as possible. Unfortunately, they break really easily!