Thursday, June 17, 2010

Why do I even try?

Growing up in Utah, I (Ryan) have really enjoyed wildlife. I loved seeing the deer, squirrels, rabbits and other critters scurry around and enjoyed the occasional sightings. Dad taught me to appreciate gardening which in the few years past I have come to love. I have been working on my green thumb a lot this year and have taken great pride in the two gardens that I built and planted. We have lots of delicious herbs, vegetables, and fruits. I have learned, however, that one cannot enjoy the animals of nature and plant a successful garden in the same environment.

You end up with this:
This is our poor little green pepper that just hasn't had a chance.

Our tomatoes were thriving with a multitude of blossoms and small fruits forming but now they are, essentially, twigs.

These were rows of lush beets, spinach and peas, which will not likely recover.


Noy said...

that's not good! This is why we stopped gardening. Lien has a very green thumb (runs in the family) but unfortunately the animals don't care.
Your garden looks, or should i say looked nice!

Wendi said...

Oh no! I feel for you Kristen! We just had some bunnies make an appearance in our garden (while taking out about 18 bean plants). I'm just hoping that the deer don't find our garden. You garden really did look awesome! Stinkin' animals!

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Jean said...

Argh!! Sorry about that!! Your garden does look really great, though! I would love to get into gardening, but I have a lot to learn about dealing with pests (bugs AND animals).