Thursday, May 21, 2009

Backyard: tomatos, bird feeder, tree

I don't need no stinkin' tomato tree. Perhaps you've seen those upside down tomato planters they advertise on tv. I'm hoping these buckets work just the same. I planted these last night. We're actually going to let them grow right-side up for a week (to let the roots grow), and then hang them here. On the left are cherry tomatoes; on the right are regular beefsteaks (or something like that).
This is Jane's new bird feeder she got for Mother's Day. We originally used a wild finch feed mix, and we had birds out the wazoo. The other night we ran out and switched to just thistle seed and put the finch-only inserts in the feeder. That has definitely cut down on the activity, and I'm hoping some of our finch friends will return. We have now hung a wild-bird feeder in the tree in the distance.
This is a sore spot on our tree. We planted this tree maybe 8 years ago. We brought it home in our minivan (before Carrie wrecked it). I don't know what happened, but it's got this big gash in it now. Does anybody know anything about trees? Any ideas on what to do? (and please disregard the trailer-trash back patio. We're hoping to redo it this summer).