Saturday, June 2, 2007

Pop Goes the Poppies

Mum is so happy her poppies have finally bloomed. She put them in the garden a few years ago and now they are happy enough to send out flowers. One showed up yesterday, then three more today.
The first one that was opened yesterday afternoon. It didn't last long as the flowers are fragile and we had rain overnight.
Here are the three that were opened this morning. You can even see the little protective green cover still hugging the flower a bit.
A close up of one of the protective covers. It looks all fuzzy but mum says it isn't really soft, but it isn't prickly either.

Plus there are two more poppie plants that haven't popped yet and they are different colors. Mum can't wait to see them open.
We had a bunny hanging out in our yard just off the patio on Wednesday night. Mum thought that was nice until she saw what he had done. He chewed the flowers off of the planter, and just the geraniums, they brought home from Grammie's grave. Mum was not happy with the bun.

So she moved the planter up on top of a little table she took outside. She normally had her inside plants on these tables. But now we don't have inside plants since I like to chew on them and get my tummy all upset.
PHE and Virginger were sitting right there but they weren't able to stop the bun from damaging the plant. Mum says it will be ok in the long run, but it chewed off both the open and unopned flower buds.
I just snoopervised as usual from my window perch. Mum, I think you need to get the grass eating monster out again. It grass is looking a bit shaggy, so get to work. Then you can come in and play with me, give me treats and snuggles. Get going lady!

17 comments:

Daisy said...

Oh, I never knew poppies were so pretty!

That bunny made a little mistake.

Caesar and Princess said...

Poppies are soooo pretty and your gardens are pretty too.

dino, egypt, & the kits said...

The bun must have been hungry.

Derby, you'll make a good owner/snooperviser of a lawn and garden business.

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Oh bad bunny! My grandma has problems with the vicious deer doing that!

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Derby,

I'll get the bun for you! I love rabbit meat! Almost as good as marmots!

Skittles, The Huntress

DaisyMae Maus said...

Your mom has a furry pretty garden. Lots of green grass! I like that you can see her when you're on your window perch. We cannot see into the backyard furry well. Mom was out there ... I could HEAR her ... and she came in smellin' of catnip and WOOFIE! We don't even have a woofie!
DMM

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

I hate to say it, cuz your Momma is nice, and all.......but nothing would get done without your snoopervision, Smiley Boy!

Patches

monkeybunkey said...

My oh my....that bunny looked like fun!

Parker said...

Bad Bunny! Derby, you should have sent out an alarm to Mom!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

No boomies near here. But dat poor lady and now her son has no howse! Mommy need to get da grass eating monster out here too

Forty Paws said...

Goodness Derby! You're quite the taskmaster aren't you?

Bunnies can be a teensy bit destructive sometimes!

Luf, Us

Ariel said...

Beautiful Flowers bad bunny :)

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Nasty wabbit! Can't tell that those are people flowers not a rabbit salad! We are pretty much overrun by rabbits this year at our house.

You Can Make It If You Try said...

Hey Derby. How are you?

Edsel/The Pooch said...

those poppies of your Mom's are beautiful. and bunnies gotta eat, too, so tell her not to be too upset at them.

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Those are beauteous poppies you has. Owr Mom says she used to haf dem kind too at her old house. Gotta watch out for dem buns tho. Dey eats efurryting!

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

Buns have bad habits of eatin effurything thats flowers. We don't have buns here but we did at our old house. Trixie would like to pounce a bun.