Monthly Archives: May 2010

Two days – two radishes

I thought it would be fun to create a “vegetable container garden.”  So I planted three radish seeds in a lovely red pot.  Within two days, two of the radish seeds had sprouted (above shows close-up view of one of … Continue reading

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Spring with red fruit

Strawberries began ripening a week ago.  And tonight . . .  the first cherries from the cherry tree planted last year. Mmmmm.  Fresh fruit — sweet . . . and tart . . .

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Tadpole update

Here’s where we left off at the end of March – tadpoles growing within their eggs and leaving the gelatinous egg mass for the bigger pool surrounding them. Since then I have been watching these guys grow and attempting to … Continue reading

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Resilient fig

I love fresh figs which I first tasted from a productive outdoor fig some years ago. I decided to plant a brown turkey fig in a sunny spot close to the house, protected from winter winds and in rather poor … Continue reading

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Trellis play

Check out the trellis I made with green limbs of black locust.  It is wire-tied to some T-posts driven into the ground.  Bentwood trellis work intrigues me and I wanted to apply it within my landscape.  This trellis supports a … Continue reading

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Bluebirds

A pair of bluebirds decided to build their nest, in a house located at the top of a grapevine post, in February.  Later, they abandoned it for another house near the asparagus bed. Here they are (still courting in April) … Continue reading

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Lady in pink

She’s back!  I found a pink lady’s slipper in bloom today.  She was hiding under limbs of a drooping laurel. Many years ago a friend spotted a number of these incredible flowers some distance up a slope from my house.  … Continue reading

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More spring flowers

Two different flowers are up and waving at me.  I have not previously experienced either of these beauties which I planted last fall.  The one above is a “Lion King dutch iris” while this next one is a “camassia ‘Blue … Continue reading

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New shade garden

Here is a close view of the Carolina allspice which I just planted in the new shade garden.  Last week I purchased the shrubs after getting the information about which shrubs to buy.  Then I spent several days clearing the … Continue reading

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Turk’s cap lily

I planted this Turk’s cap lily last fall.  Recently, its buds have been growing and swelling.  Then. . . . sproing!  Yesterday it appeared in glorious color.  The blooms are smallish and as of today there are three of them. … Continue reading

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