One of the things that I find really interesting since my husband is so interested in doing Bonsai, is the plants he finds and brings home. This is called a Desert Rose. One of the things about it is the books say it is really hard to get them to bloom. My husbands plant started blooming this week. What you want on a Bonsai is a big base and you can't get a big base if you start with a cutting, you only get them from seed. The seeds from this are really valuable for my husband as these are hard plants to find.
See how big the base is and how interesting it looks. . He was going through his list of plants that he wants to use for Bonsai and I was amazed at how many rare plants he finds at Lowe's and Home Depot. He didn't find this one there though, and he has never seen another one.
This is the area that we made for our herbal tea garden. I need to harvest it and dry it. This is different kinds of mint and lemon balm and lemon thyme. I also have things here to help upset tummy's. It is one of the things I love about growing herbs is having a medicine cabinet growing outside my door.
A few of the girls out in the yard while I was taking pictures of the flowers. This is the bunch who rules the roost. You can tell by how pretty they are, it is amazing how you can tell the bosses from the slaves. The slaves all have messed up feathers. The hardest thing for me to watch with chickens is that pecking order thing they do to each other.
My black-eyed Susan's are just going crazy. They are such a happy flower and for a cutting flower none last as long as they do and they don't drop as much pollen as sunflowers do when you bring them in the house.
I have one parrot that sits on a tree out in the yard in the early morning. He screams at the house. I know he is pretty unhappy about there being no sunflowers. I also saw a lone Canadian goose flying over this morning.
I wondered where he was flying to all by his self.
This what is going on today. I think I have for sure one rooster in my chicks. He was trying to fight everyone this morning. I am okay with one, but not four. So we will see.