A Recent Addition to The Garden

At last, a place to hang the hummingbird feeder. Hopefully, the ants leave it alone.

Just before some torrential downpours last evening, Charlie put up a wrought iron plant pole that we purchased this weekend.  I was never able to hang my hummingbird feeder on the balcony as any spillage of the sugary mixture would attract ants by the hundreds, so hopefully, it won’t be as much of a problem here.  The basket holds a hot pink geranium that I might swap out for something more interesting, but for now, it acts as a good counterweight.

Curly cues did the trick!

Despite the iron pole being 84″ high, by the time it was secured in the ground (under sod, for easy mowing), the feeder hung too low to be able to watch the hummers from inside, so Charlie remedied that by creating a “curly cue” to shorten the copper hanger — I actually think I like it better.

It’s going to be another dull, rainy day.  Everything is laying in water, and all my containers are pulled close to the patio windows, protected from the heaviest rain.  Even then, things are certainly well watered.  Bits of sun are promised for this week, but at this point, I’ll believe it when I see it!

And though you’re probably bored of looking at my daisies, they just photograph so well, wet or dry, that I offer another shot I took this morning. :)

They are certainly photogenic.