The Dog Ate My Blog Post


Dogs dazed
  
A strange chewing sound around here is always worrisome.

The dog ate my blog post:
 I've been working on getting a new gate to replace the crumbling old one.  Research, phone calls, worker visits.  It is in production and will be installed in about a month.  
I've been working on getting a new pergola in the back.  Research, phone calls, estimates.  It is in production and will be installed in about a month.  It will go here:
Another 'Springfire' planted here, to hide that lovely Euc stump...
To grow and make a well-behaved small screen: 
The Asclepias fascicularis bloomed:
The new Lagerstroemia (a little floppy) is planted:
The July sun is beating down.   I had better photos, but the dog ate them

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  1. Ah, reminds me of all of the chewed baseboard images from the puppy posts. :)

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    1. Oh god, I still need to get those fixed.

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  2. Oh my! Was the culprit Boris or Natasha? (They both appear utterly unfazed and guiltless.) I've been doing some planting too. I can't help myself...

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    1. Who can stay in the house all day? Drives me crazy. At least there is Puttering With The Patio Plants when the sun is at its Death Starist.

      Boris. But Natasha is just as bad. Boris just happened to get to it first.

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  3. At least you didn't get s flat tire or run out of gas.

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    1. Blessings counted. :) Better items chewed than to be without B&N!

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  4. Well, um, at least it was only chewed on...not "digested"... now that could have been a nightmare. Can't wait to see the new gate and pergola!

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    1. The most amazing item that passed through was a ball-point pen, with little damage to the pen and no damage to the dog. Major relief on that one.

      Yes, me too. Would be cool to have an Agave gate, though.

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  5. Sorry that your dog ate your blog post! Lots of exciting things happening at your place!

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    1. Not sure I can stand this level of excitement, but I'm doing my best.

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  6. They do keep us entertained. Nice projects you have in the works. The pergola will look great there, look forward to seeing it.

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    1. Constant entertainment! I'd be lost without them.

      I'm looking forward to being able to do things in that part of the garden once more. The removal of the neighbor's awful Euc and palms has made it viable again.

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  7. I just want to bear-hug those pups of yours -- sorry they get a little out of hand from time to time ;)

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  8. And now I've learned another milkweed! Thanks. Looking forward to growing A. viridis next year, that I learned of via Pam Penick's blog (and then discovered is also native here, though I haven't seen any).

    Just this morning pulled another batch of milkweed sprouts (the plain weedy A. syriaca) from the lawn paths around the "meadow-ette"; I knew when I let it come up that this would be necessary, but am always surprised by how quickly the seedlings put on size when the intervals between musings reach a week. A small price to pay for monarch reproduction.

    This year's brood are making use of the phlox and early asters, waiting for the Joe Pye florets to open. Surely any day now, as the blooms are fully colored -- my favorite stage, but a frustrating one for the butterflies.

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    1. Aren't they all weedy? I mean, when the common name is milkweed...I put mine where it can be a little weedy if it likes. As you say, a small price to pay to sustain Monarchs. The A. viridis looks quite attractive. Your garden sounds wonderful, maybe you need to blog some photos!

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    2. Sadly, I have no photo skills whatsoever, and only an ancient digital camera that operates on the basis of about five shots to a battery. I think the garden's beautiful at many points in the year, but there are lots of
      rough-ish spots. Come visit if you ever go east; your photos are excellent!

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