Sunday, August 7, 2011

Radishes, Finished

Dahling, You Look Radishing, mixed media, 24 x 24
Elizabeth W. Seaver

I heard from two different folks yesterday things I didn't know before.  One, if you want to scare bunnies away from your produce, Ginger says to plant marigolds around the vegetables.  They don't like the scent.  I think I had heard that about bugs, but didn't know it worked on other creatures as well.

Secondly, my friend Heidi says that big, scary groundhogs are more of a problem in her garden than rabbits. 

My Granny had a wonderful green thumb and was a proponent of peace and justice.  Rabbits were few and far between in Houston neighborhoods.  But let a slug come anywhere near her garden, and she turned vicious.  I still remember her cries of triumph as she sprinkled salt on those slugs. 

My root vegetable series is, in part, tribute to her.  I miss you, Granny.

5 comments:

Anna said...

Little pans of beer work for slugs too. That way they die happy. :)

I just love the light you put on the veggies....so nice to think of it not being dark and scary underground....:)

Country Mouse Studio said...

I love these, they'd make great ceramic tiles for my kitchen

Ginger*:) said...

Love these... and that green is amazing.

Carrie'sCreations said...

Your garden series is fantastic! Very whimsical, colorful and earthy at the same time. Just great! Hadn't heard that about marigolds either.

Yan Hong Lowson said...

Love the title!

Thank you for linking to my blog in your right-hand column (HOW do you do that??). I feel like an imposter because I don't produce "artwork" like the other links. My postings are just scrapbook pages of our everyday life.