Saturday, June 4, 2011

One Man + One Bottle of Round-Up = One Cranky Crow

OK folks....I don't have many pretty gardens....I do do a lot of container gardening....old pots, watering cans, even shoes....(Papa Crow (note - not "DH" tonight) remembers to pick up his shoes this time of year otherwise he knows they just might get something planted in them....)
But, one unique feature I always had was the flowers that bloomed in our patio bricks (yes, I said "in")....It always tickled me that these flowers would come up year after year on their own on a patio that Papa Crow carefully built with a layer of concrete underneath the bricks so weeds wouldn't come up....
And such a variety ~ At least 5 different colors of petunias, moss roses in every shade of the rainbow, vincas, and even gypsophila...)
BUT....today.....I went out to the patio and saw THIS!



And this:



And this:


And this:


A search of the dumpster in the garage revealed this:


It's very, very, quiet in the Crow's Nest tonight.....




29 comments:

jennifer768 said...

Oh my I expect that Papa Crow just might be in the bird house for a while ! I think ,no I know I'd be a tad cranky myself. So sorry !Hugs,Jen

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Uh-oh! I wonder if he had just had all he could take! Hope you are speaking to him again soon.......
Give him another chance. :)
★Linda★

cottageprims said...

Don't feel bad.My hubby decided to "clean up" one of my circles and weed whacked my huge yarrow which was just getting ready to turn yellow.I was planning on drying it as I had a ton.Grrr could have just killed him.Of all the helpful things they can do sometimes they just have pure "Duh" moments.I can only imagine how pretty the patio was.Big hug to you!~Amy

The Farmer's Attic said...

I have only one word to say about this Robin - MEN!!!

Lucy

~Madalynne~ said...

I swear you can't turn your back on them for a minute! In this past week, my hubby has weed whacked one of my peonies and trampled a perennial bed! I have a panic attack every time he heads to the garden shed!

Courtney said...

I am chuckling in sympathy with all the comments! Men are a project, aren't they? The first time my DH wielded the snowblower, it picked up a loose piece of concrete from the sidewalk which hurled past my head, narrowly missing me, and shattered the front picture window! Luckily, he doesn't go into the garden much!!
Hugs,
Courtney

Farmhouse prims said...

My husband is bad for mowing off my flowers!! Men!!! They are a different species!!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Robin ~
The sad part is he thought he was doing good...lol! Men! Gotta love them if you don't kill them. Yeah, I'd be a cranky crow, too.
I love planting hen and chicks in my son's old work boots, but the last few years those darned squirrels won't leave them alone so I've finally given up :(
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Kim said...

Lol Why is it whenever they decide to do something on their own, it's always the wrong thing....
I see pansies sprouting in his favorite pair of shoes perhaps

Wateringen said...

Hay,

Yes men sometimes!!!
But they are lovely and cute to...hihihihi...

Love and smiles...
Marijke

tamera-country at heart said...

Been there, saw that. My hubs did it to the rock sidewalk that had greenery growing in between at the other place we lived at. Then he wanted to spray our gravel lane that has grass growing down the middle. I said NO! TO THAT ONE. What's a lane without grass down the middle, Duh!
He has also done it around the house next to my mulch. Only he has a big sprayer he pulls behind the kubota.
Funny how they seem to do this when we aren't around. Wonder why?
I guess its a man thing.
You need to get a thinking shed like I have, put him in there for awhile where its hot, he'll think twice before rounding anything up.
Tamera
Country at heart

Ronda said...

Aww...sorry...!! You'll have to set up the round-up zones...quietness understood...somethings are best left unsaid!..

Blessings,
~Ronda

One good thing...I've never had much luck with any of those weed killers..so I'm betting the flowers will be back next year...

renee said...

OUCH! That's gotta smart for him! LOL! I love your patio though!
I haven't forgotten about you, I have just had a tough work schedule, and I FINALLY get a break! YIPPEE!
I will be up tonight hunting a more suitable box!
Have a good night, and thanks for visiting my blog! I enjoy your posts!
Blessings,
Renee

Patti said...

Don't feel so bad. My hubby has mowed and weeded my flowers from my gardens thinking they were weeds. He no longer weeds. I did get all new flowers out of it.:)

Becky said...

My husband doesn't always look where he is going and sometimes steps on some of my plants. I had transplanted one of my flowers to a new location and yes he stepped on it. I have lots of perennials that I am dividing. If you ever need some, come for a visit.
Becky

Nancy said...

And here he thought he was making it all look good. Ya well I bet it is quiet tonight ;-)

Vicki said...

And it shall work! We have to use it constantly here in Floria. We have pavers for a driveway and back porch. Feel your pain! lol Have a great week.

Traci said...

Oh Dear! Bad, bad Mr. Crow... Robin, sorry about your pretties...

Blessings,
Traci

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Hi, Robin~ I guess he is in the birdhouse!!LOL~ ( who knows give it a month ya might have some others peeking through the cracks~ as long as no more R-UP!)
so sad~ ugh!
Teresa

TheRustyThimble said...

LOL Robin, ok wait I am in tears laughing here........I can just hear you saying *but they were NOT weeds!*
Wow concrete with pavers and they still grew *well did GROW*
Thank you for sharing I need a good laugh this evening
Brenda

Sherry said...

Hi Robin, I saw you over at Toodies blog and saw that you too live in Wisconsin so I thought I'd come over and say Howdy Neighbor!
I see you have one of those kinds of husbands too lol.
Anyway I am now stalking (following) you lol.
Have a great evening.
Sherry

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Mr. Moonlit threw out all of my recycling-3 months worth and mowed over 12 spruce trees I handplanted that were given to me by my deceased brother-in-law, just to name two. It does make you sad Robin! He must redeemeth himself with a shopping trip to ye olde garden center! ~*~Lisa

jules said...

I'm sure he thought he was "doing good" but.....not so much.

Firecracker Kid said...

Oh my gosh, my hubby does that too. Sprays for weeds then we have dead patches all over. I hate that! Well, I wonder if your flowers will come back anytime? I hope so, maybe next year.
xoxo~Carol

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Ahh-OOH....not so good!
I am sure he thought he was doing you a big favor and cleaning it up!
Men are funny that way...sometimes they just don't understand what us women love!
Hugs,
Cindy

Wateringen said...

Dear Robin,

Wauw...you give me such a big compliments..it make me a little bit shy!
Thank you so much for you kindnes to me...

I think I found a new lovely friend.

Love..Marijke
www.marijkevanooijen.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

OH NO.... A few years ago we had a case of ants and so Duane went around the perimeter of the house and sprayed. You know those peonies that I showed yesterday? All had buds on them full of ants. No blooms for that year and very few the next! When will they learn? I hope yours come back next year! t. xoxoxo

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

just put em' in his shoes next time...like you said...hehe...my DH tried helping in the garden the first year and killed a strawberry or two and green beans....needless to say he doesn't touch anything in there without consulting the boss first. :)
patti

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

ps as long as the roots are well watered the lemon balm should come back later in the summer or even next year...