April Flowers

Evil Squirrel's lone achievement in gardening... the sad sunflower.

Evil Squirrel’s lone achievement in gardening… the sad sunflower.

Welcome to another wacky Wednesday where The Nest lets its shitty photography do all the talking.  It’s time for another exciting edition of Picture Day, and despite the fact that picture dayApril and March apparently traded weather this year, we’re going to be in full out Spring mode today as we see what grows in front of my house besides mold and termite mounds.

My house has flower beds on either side of my front door, which are home mainly to rainforest-like weeds that threaten to turn my house into the outfield wall at Wrigley Field every summer.  One year, I managed to grow the world’s worst sunflower among the mulchy dreck underneath my kitchen window.  But every March through April, the beds come alive with flowers I can take no credit for planting myself… they came with the place when I bought my nest in 2009.  Somehow, despite seven years of neglect, they still manage to sprout each Spring and look almost pretty…

From the cover of Better Crates and Cartons.

From the cover of Better Crates and Cartons.

I think those are tulips, though I’ll gladly defer to anyone who knows more about horticulture than I do.  The main bunch is by my front door there with a small, renegade group choosing to pop up on the other side of the tracks by the garage door.  Apparently red and yellow tulips can’t live in harmony without feeling the need to keep their distance from each other.

Pictured above: Floral segragation.  Can't we all just get along?

Pictured above: Floral segregation. Can’t we all just get along?

Sure, the reds are kinda pretty….

The curb appeal is just through the roof...

The curb appeal is just through the roof…

But I gotta give it up for the yellow bunch… they look awesome in this picture!

Mama, Papa and baby tulip.

Mama, Papa and baby tulip.

The flower bed on the other side of my front door isn’t a barren wasteland either.  Here’s what sprouts annually on that side of the divide about two weeks before my tulips reach full bloom…

OMG!  I grew a cat!

OMG! I grew a cat!

I’m far too ignorant to even venture a guess as to what kind of flowers those are, so if any of my readers with a greener thumb than I have would be kind enough to enlighten me, I’d greatly appreciate it!  Yes, that’s the neighborhood calico I’ve featured here before making herself at home in my bed of leaves.  I was quite happy to notice last week that she’s now sporting a collar, so somebody on the block calls her their own…

Pet me!

Pet me!

I’ll be back with more pictures you’ll probably be allergic to next week…

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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25 Responses to April Flowers

  1. Mystery flowers: daffodils (which are poisonous to cats)! Looking forward to seeing my own garden bloom…right now we have leaves sprouting in the snow. 😦

  2. ody & biskit…~~~ with waves two ewe callie co ☺☺

    even tho it waz nicer in february than it iz now heer in de land oh trout….N we got nada yet for flowerz…. coz what we had …….frosted out….we iz fair lee sir tin callie’s flowerz R

    daffodilz !!! 🙂 ♥♥♥

  3. The Cutter says:

    March and April traded places? Around here, December and March traded places.

  4. chattykerry says:

    I can’t believe you don’t recognize a daffodil (or narcissus) – LOL! Love your neighborhood cat – we have many of them. Your tulip family is beautiful but I think you need some help with edging and mulch and other green things… 🙂

  5. Tulips and daffodils and given some encouragement they would divide and conquer some more space……..but maybe they think you don’t want them or care about them?? Bulbs are persistent little cusses though and come back year after year unless (wait for it) the squirrels dig them up and eat them (which is why I don’t have tulips in MY yard!).

    Pam

    • My squirrels haven’t dug up the bulbs yet. I don’t know if maybe my cats sit in the windows and scare them, or maybe there’s a squirrel-eating venus flytrap somewhere among the weeds!

  6. Merbear74 says:

    Cats love rolling around in dirt and they also like to eat flowers.
    Dogs like to destroy flowers. Back when I used to garden, I learned this the hard way!

  7. Quirky Girl says:

    Those tulips are certainly pretty, but that cat “plant” takes the cake. 😛

  8. Absolutely tulips. At least in one pictures, it looks like you grew the cat, too 🙂

  9. Trisha says:

    Your tulips look great and your daffodils, while not very bloom-covered, at least come back, which is more than I can say for any of the daffodils I’ve planted here. They always vanish over winter, never to return. I suspect Squirrel Scaping is to blame.

    I’m glad to hear that Miss Calico Kitty has a home. She looks way too sweet to make it as a stray. Although, those petite little calicos can be tough. I grew up with one and she was one fierce mama kitty. She kicked dog’s asses, killed rabbits twice her size and ate whole squirrels. And lived to be 23!

    • I’ll bet your squirrels have some lovely potted plants in their nests!

      That mama calico sounds a lot like our old mama torty, Fluffy! Don’t let the name fool you, she flat out ruled the neighborhood!

  10. draliman says:

    Awesome gardening skills, dude! Those last flowers are daffodils – pretty much the only flower I can recognise, since there are billions of the things around here every Spring.

  11. I dont think they are daffodils. I think they might be jonquils.Although a Jonquil is still a type of daffodil so I guess it is a daff even if it is a Jon. Not many people can grow a cat, and such a pretty one! i still vote for you putting in nasturtiums. They enjoy being left alone. ❤

  12. The other critter who likes to eat bulbs is a mole. Now there’s an idea for a new character for your weekly cartoon!!

    I know very little about gardening, but I still know what a daffodil is. Maybe it’s one of those boy/girl things?

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