Gardening in the middle of nowhere New Mexico borders on impossible as far as I'm concerned.
My hard water kills just about everything that the rabbits don't eat. But that doesn't mean I don't try.
This year, I planted some lovely annuals in containers that sit atop plant stands outside the sunroom entrance.
The rabbits have yet to hop that high to eat them.
It's only a matter of time.
The rest of my garden is in a holding pattern. The area took a beating with the sunroom construction and path installation,
and the lawn that once grew there is long gone. The Russian sage is thriving – it's very drought resistant,
and the rabbits leave it alone. I've also got some clumps of mystery grass popping up around the foundation.
I'd like to cover the bare dirt with sod or some sort of ground cover, but first I have to figure out
how to relocate a colony of big black ants that has moved in.
I've googled hither and yon, but I'm still not even sure what kind of ants these are. Ants all look alike to me.
I was bitten/stung by these little buggers a few times last summer. They're evil.
Poisoning them is not an option – JohnnyCashCat hunts in this area.
I wonder if anteaters make good pets?
Does anybody know how I can relocate/remove this colony so that I can sit in my garden and put my feet back on the ground?
p.s. Steel wool is at the top of my shopping list – thanks to all of you who told me the right way
to plug the mouse door to the air conditioner! Living in the middle of nowhere...it takes a village.