Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Look Who's Growing In My Garden!

My garden needs a LOT of work! The herbs have taken over, especially the oregano, mint and parsley. I had big plans to yank it all out next month and start over again, maybe attempt another vegetable garden. I purchased the seeds and the garden soil, but I hadn't gotten around to the job of yanking out those old herbs.

And then this morning, I looked a little more closely at the oregano. Wait a second. Over there, in the upper left hand corner of the patch. Is that fur I see?

I leaned in for a closer look.

A few little somethings wiggled in closer to each other.

Yep! Mama Rabbit decided that the herb garden would be a perfect place to grow her baby bunnies!

Awww! Aren't they the sweetest things when they're not eating my seedlings? :) Look at those little ears!

I can't blame Mama Rabbit for choosing the higher ground of my herb garden over the lower ground of the nature preserve. After all, in the preserve she'd have the coyotes and hawks and owls to contend with, but here in the garden, she just has to contend with an old labrador retriever who would rather soak up the sun than chase a critter. I think she chose the lesser of the two evils. Maggie doesn't walk in the garden, and I think the herbs will disguise the smell of bunnies.

Ah, the peaceable kingdom!

Hippity Hoppity, Easter's on its way!

A bunny card, in honor of brave Mama Rabbit!

{recipe: Friendship Jar Spring Fillers (PTI), Sending You stamps and dies (PTI), white card stock (PTI), My Mind's Eye Dolled Up papers, scallop edge punch, oval punch, versafine onyx ink, kiwi kiss/cherry cobbler/blushing bride ink (SU), prisma markers}

I think I may choose to do some container gardening this year. Sounds like a much safer bet, doesn't it?

Blessings on your beautiful spring day!


  1. They are just the cutest little bunnies!!!

  2. Such sweet little critters. Wish we had bunnies running around but unfortunatly the hawks, outdoor cats & foxes get to them. Thanks for sharing your pics of the bunnies and your creations.