Gardening

SEEDS ARE ALWAYS FREE

Took a walk around town and I got some Echinacea (Purple Cone Flower), Columbines and Cosmo seeds by dead-heading plants in my neighborhood.

My Nonna also preserves tomatoes for sauce all year round. When she took Basil from our gardens, I shook out the stalks to get seeds for next year’s plants.

Echinacea Seed Heads.

Collecting seeds for next year’s plants is so easy. I’ve got myself a binder with all the seeds in different baggies labeled with the year, what it is and where I got them from. Here I am, starting my own seed library!

Nature’s bounty.

PRETTY FRIGGING AWESOME.

Snail Rescue.gif ’13

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WOAH!  Snails can heal themselves if their shell breaks! 

2 summers ago I heard this awful *-CRUUNCH-* I was gardening and I accidentally stepped on a snail. I felt so bad that I took her/him inside and fed her lots of yummy veggie scraps while she healed from the accident. I made this .gif when she stopped resting and the shell started growing back in.

I didn’t know that you have to take the broken bits off… but she healed fine with them left on.  :]

She is such an active, eye-whirling snail! I wanted to keep her as a pet/friend, but I realized she’d be much happier outside so I let her go after making sure she was healed.

The world is really beautiful.