Short post tonight as not much to report on, but I had to share.
First off, I was catching up on my blog reading/commenting and came across KitsapFG's blog from the other side of Puget Sound. I got half-way through her to-do/done list and had to stop to head out to the garden. I've been seeing holes in my broccoli leaves and she had sprayed with BT, so I thought I should do so. Thanks KitsapFG!
However, the big news. I've got a environmental dilemma here. I've been planting flowers and other plants to attract bees to my yard. We don't have honey bees here and haven't for several years, so for us bumble bees do the lion's share of the pollinating, so I love seeing them whenever I can. I can sit there and watch them on the blueberry bushes. They bring a smile to my face.
Until now. I was standing in my kitchen making dinner tonight when outside my kitchen window I saw two fat bumble bees sunning themselves on my siding in the rose garden. I thought it odd that they wouldn't go home as it was getting close to sundown. Then I saw a bee fly up into the corner of my garden area above the kitchen window. Seconds later I saw three fly down from there. Some quick math made me say some choice four letter words. Thankfully the kids are at their grandparents tonight, hehe (the last few sentences were literary embellishments). Needless to say it meant I had a bumble bee nest in my house. Sure enough, I went out to the rose garden and saw the hole where they were coming out of. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
Why couldn't they have made their nest in a tree where I could point it out to my sons and say not to shake the tree and make them mad!? No, they had to make their home where they are not supposed to be. Now I have to kill them. I really don't want to kill them.
Maybe I'll wait until fall when the growing season's over, hehe. Grrrrr.
Not a happy day in my garden for sure, hope you enjoy yours!