Monthly Archives: March, 2012

Redbuds

Here in North Carolina it is redbud season.  Actually the redbuds are almost done and the dogwoods are starting to bloom. This is the only redbud I have planted. All the rest in my yard are wild.

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This one is the red leafed variety.

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I love my yard in the spring

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Freshly mowed

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Sugar snaps

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Gizzy always on guard

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Sugar snaps germinated

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Yay. First seeds germinated.

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Note to self … 2

Buy a timer for the irrigation system!

My dog woke me as usual at around 0400. As I let him out to pee, I had this sinking feeling that I had forgotten something. In a flash it came to me … I had left the water on … for 12 hours! Frantically running around looking for a pair of slip on shoes, I was desperately hoping my well had not run dry! Amazingly there was still water running. I shut it off and went back to bed but, of course, I could not sleep. Well the Sugar Snaps are well and deeply watered and I won’t have to turn it on again for a few days.

Today I replanted the Lavender and Iris that had been dug up when the work was done. I have heaps of Iris heeled in one of the new raised beds. Anyone want  some?

Cheers,

Lotsa paws

It’s true what they say about walking away from your work and looking at it from a distance.

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Compost success!

A few years ago my father and I built a double compost bin behind the shed. Today I actually got some compost out of it to use in the new raised beds. I planted my sugar snap peas. It’s a start.

 

Yesterday I ordered a bunch of seeds and by the time Dad arrives at the beginning of April I should be all ready to put him to work…hahaha, just joking Dad.  Usually what happens is this. Within about 1  1/2 hours of  arriving he is doing this:

 

First blooms

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This is the site that greets me as I pull into my driveway. I think this is some kind of cherry, but I can’t remember. I also noticed that the redbud out back is starting, but not quite there.

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Now to plan the planting

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There’s still a small irrigation system to go in, but essentially it’s ready for planting. I figure I have about 6 weeks to do some planning.

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Trouble X2

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Why do the both have to be on the desk?  This is just after they knocked over a pile of books … looking so innocent!

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Getting better every day

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