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Friday, September 4, 2009

Potato Hummingbird and J.P.Weed update

I discovered a new variety of humming bird. It was sitting on the bird bath

and then moved to a nicotiana.

It also circled around my Joe Pie Weeds, but I didn't manage to take a picture of it.

I didn't pinch the plants and they grew over 6 feet high.
After strong winds, the plants bended

and then fell.

I need to remember pinching them next year or moving them to the back of the garden. Or just leave them where they are.
They didn't look bad even in front of the perennial bed, although it goes against the rule. What do you think?

P.S. By the way, that bird was small, but we needed to do some cleaning after it.

(Sorry, the author is unknown to me. Tell me his/her name if you know.)


  1. Hi Tatyana~~ I'm thinking your potato-hummer could double as a miniature pig with wings. ...okay maybe not.

    I love Joe Pye. [I can't call it a weed.] I haven't tried pinching mine because it's in the back of the border [and also leaning somewhat] and it would be lost. However I've pinched other perennials with great success. I say go for it and let us know, please. But on the other hand rules are meant to be broken. A tall plant in front is not always a bad thing. :]

  2. hehehehe...Birds and Bloom should pay lots for that potato

  3. Your potato hummingbird was too funny. Sure looked like one though. I guess I'm going to have to get Joe Pye Weed - I had never heard of it before and now it's everywhere! To pinch or not to pinch - beats me. Pinch some and compare with those ya don't!

  4. This is too funny! It actually does favor a hummingbird.

  5. Hee, hee, hee...
    Hee, hee, hee, hee, hee...

    I love posts that make me smile!

  6. You sure made me smile with your potato hummingbird =) But I do wonder... was he for real? (lol)

  7. Lol to all of that, including the dog. Certainly made me smile.

  8. I'm not sure which was the funniest the Humming bird or the dog

  9. He is not as graceful as the other ones, but he certainly makes up with his funny side! Are you growing potatoes like this? It must be a special talent! So funny, loved it, Tatyana.

  10. I sure wish my dogs could do some cleaning-after themselves!

  11. That is too funny, it really does look like a hummer!

  12. What a nut!! Great fun.

  13. Too funny! Love the potatoe bird. and that dog is hysterical!
    Thanks for the chuckle

  14. I love this post you got a great sense of humour.
    Have a great weekend.

    Greetings from Tyra in Vaxholm

  15. ROFL...that is about the funniest thing I've seen all season. My potatoes looks down right boring now! That last picture is riot, Kim


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