Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Pickerel Weeds and anemones...

are for "LillyBelle". You can see the pickerel weed at the right hand side of this little 45 gallon pond; the anemone is under water but at the same level. The pond is brand new, placed yesterday and is by no means finished, but.... this is the beginning.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Mother Nature...

I can take pictures of things all day long; I wish I could take a picture that included the sounds and smells and the feeling I get when I am in concert with Mom Nature. There is a peacefulness that envelopes me; warm tendrils of comfort that bring to me to the state I call "the quiet mind".

At the moment my yard is filled with songbirds and a soft breeze orchestrating the many windchimes I have; the delightful result is Mom Nature's symphony. I wish I could share that with you.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Remember this, Zoe?

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New things....

The iron weed....

The blue hydrangeas

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

For the wee tiny beasties....

The tiny white flower is a wild blackberry; the birds love the fruit so I never quite eradicate them from the yard. After they are through bearing fruit I cut them back as far as I can- it seems to work and they produce heavily every year.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Eclectic yard stuff

Mom Nature brought down the trees;
I think I am going to play with them. :)
I added varigated needlepoint ivy and a
basic english ivy in a clump of spaghnum moss tucked into the trees.
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Sunday, April 6, 2008

No picture here...

Mom Nature wreaked havoc in my yard; I have a maple and a pine down. I am trying to incorporate these huge trees in my landscape; something funky that my woodpeckers (who, incidentally, had much to do with the Maple's demise) will like.

Now, I know one of my blogging / gardening buddies has some input. Please post back or email.

So far I have most of the maple in place; assorted sized sections around the ongoing water feature experiment that I will let harbor vines- ivy, wisteria and morning glories. The old headboard will also be in that area with moonflower vines. What can I do with the pine? (look at my ravaged garden to get an idea of that one - it is on http://buttermybiscuit.blogspot.com/ ).

Any thoughts, ideas or past experiences are welcome.