Monday Morning #Haiku 23 — Begonias

Dog sniffs begonias

Begonias thrive
amidst decimated plants
devoured by snails.

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

18 thoughts on “Monday Morning #Haiku 23 — Begonias”

    1. I admit to collecting snail ornaments as I like the shape of their shells but, of course, they have the advantage of beauty without the appetite for plants that goes with their live versions!


    1. Oh, Christy, I know how to fix that! Have them mix up a raw egg and a bit of water in a spray bottle and mist the plants with this – deer, and other critters like rabbits, etc, don’t eat rotten things, so when they smell the stinky egg mist they won’t eat the plants! And if they are using this on garden veggies, dont worry its not toxic! ♥♥♥ ;^)


    2. My mother has deer eating some of her plants, too!. She has to choose very carefully what she has in her garden and tends towards shrubs rather than anything more delicate. Her only flowers, such as tulips and the like, are in pots outside her conservatory where she can keep a close watch on them.


    1. Do you have snail and slug problems in Egypt? I can’t imagine them surviving in such a hot, dry climate. More a case of snails cooking in their shells I would have thought!


      1. No, believe it or not, we do have snails here! Some mornings I see their crazy trails if the sun is just right. I think they do burn up tho, lol, I see their empty shells in my planters more than I see the live ones! If I do get lucky to find a live one I love to throw it to the ducks and watch them scramble for it – better than TV! ♥♥♥ ;^)


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