Snail orgy

Saturday, February 26, 2011

One of my succulents has been looking pretty shabby for awhile now. I figured it was probably the result of cold damage.




But today I hatched another theory.



Do you see these? ALL of these snails came out of that one pot, and I'm guessing there were probably more that I missed.

As angry as I was at them for ruining my pretty plant, I just couldn't bring myself to destroy them. Something about the sound of the shells crunching seemed like it would be akin to nails on a chalkboard.

Instead I opted for the "catch and release" method, flinging them into one of the wilder corners of the yard. Hopefully they'll stay there.

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4 comments:

Nora B. Peevy said...

I am looking forward to getting more succulents. I moved 3 years ago to Texas and we are house shopping in the next few years. I want to landscape environmentally responsible and native to Texas. It looks like there are some good options.

I am a writer. I write speculative fiction or what others call horror and fantasy.

Hope to see you on my blog!

-Nora
http://norabpeevy.blogspot.com/

kim kruse - - - the sassy crafter said...

Nora, you might enjoy perusing this site: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/earthkind. It has lots of good information about having an environmentally responsible yard in Texas.

the xanax diary said...

At the very least it will take them years to get back to your garden!

Lisa M. said...

I hate to be the one to give a "meanie" solution to the snails, but I'm told that they really love a beer bash, and will go for a saucer (or other low vessel)of beer placed among the plants...ofcourse they tend to overdrink, and don't make it out of the "party" alive...