I just needed some pictures of spring to remind me that it is on the way. I love taking pictures and hope you like them also. I have a lot of pictures on a photo blog here is a shortcut to get to my pictures http://bauche.photoblog.com/. Hope you enjoy. There are a lot of people from all over the world that post pictures. Very interesting site.
I was trying to figure out what the plant is in the 2nd picture. The first is a Red Bud tree, third is white King Alfred Daffodils and the last is Bleeding Heart. I think I have lost the tag for the 2nd one. What I like about it is that it grows in the shade and has such beautiful flowers. I want more but I can't remember where I bought it at. I need to do a better job of keep track of my plants. I had such good intentions when I started creating and planting the flower beds. But keeping lists was something I could put off until tomorrow and now tomorrow is here and guess what I haven't done anything. Oh well, not I have to wait until spring to get outside to see what tags I can find and make a better marker for them and get a list together. Any suggestions on how you keep track of your plants or how I can keep track of mine would be most helpful.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Well I guess it broke over the weekend because we were on the Plaza here is Kansas City having coffee with friends and browsing some of the stores. But today was the first day I was able just to spend sometime outside taking in all the goodness from nature. Over lunch and away from the humdrum job of mine I took a 15 minute walk. There we lots of people walking running and just sitting around. Is it just the sun that improves our moods or is it a combination of, most of the snow being gone, the warmer temperature and the sun? Could it be all of the above and the anticipation of the spring flowers and working in the garden? I know while I was walking today I didn't see any new growth but in my mind I was imagining what it would look like in a month or two. All the plants poking there heads out. Seeing the squirrels chasing each other up and down the trees. People eating lunch in the park or playing fetch with their dogs, music coming from an open window of a car or from a convertible.
All this makes me think I better get busy and order those plants I have been eyeing online be fore they are sold out. That would be my luck.
Monday, February 19, 2007
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Thursday, February 15, 2007
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Wednesday, February 14, 2007
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Sunday, February 11, 2007
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Friday, February 9, 2007
I thought I would share some pictures taken at my mothers home. The home she lives in now my parents build and moved into in Oct 1980. Before this house they raised their 5 children in an old drafty 2 story farm house built in the late 1800s. To me it seemed like building this house was a major accomplishment for them. Dad tried to retire but for the next several years still did a lot of farm work with my brothers. Towards the end of his life he worked only during spring planting and fall harvest. The last couple of years of his life he fought cancer with everything he had. But as you all know sometimes you run out of options.
Back to mom's yard and garden. Last year 2006 at the age of 83 she decided that she was tired of planting a vegetable garden and maybe she would just do a flower garden. So in the spring my sister and I went to her house tilled the garden and moved her rose bushes to the garden so they wouldn't have to fight the trees for water. As long as I can remember she has grown Canna's. So my sister and I got the roots out of the root cellar and planted them. We laid soaker hoses in the rows with the roses and Cannas so all she would have to do is hook the hose up and water them. I wish I had a picture of her garden. She loves her house yard and garden. I am so happy to be able to help take care of it. She is so appreciative of all the work my brothers and sisters do but also our spouses and partners. My partner lost his mother a couple of years ago after a troubled childhood. Even though my mother doesn't know our relationship she treats him like one of the family. He hates helping me mow her yard but deep down I think he treasures the time spent there.
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Thursday, February 8, 2007
In My last posting I mentioned that the deer ate my creeping phlox. Well I found pictures of what they looked like last spring. Oh well you can't cry over spilt milk. Has anyone found anything that will keep deer away? I found a product called Liquid Fence that works pretty well but if you go too long in between applications the deer will eat off the new growth that doesn't have any of the Liquid Fence on it. My first experience with deer was the fall after we moved in. I need to dead head the one rose bush that I had planted but I thought why bother it will be cold soon and I won't get anymore roses or so I thought. One Saturday morning I went out to look at my garden and noticed that all the dead roses had been cut off. I asked my other half if they had done it(which was a stupid question). All I could figure was the deer came by and ate them off. I thought that if that is all the deer are going to eat I would be alright. Boy was I ever wrong!!
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Wednesday, February 7, 2007
It just isn't fair. I mean yesterday Feb 5th it got up to 59 degrees here in Kansas City. Now today it was 17 this am and got up to a high of 25. Yesterday I was out in the yard checking things out. Seeing what damage has been done and seeing if I could find a place to put a new waterfall that I came up with in my head. Damage not a lot. Something ate my creeping phlox off. Just left some woody stems. Could have been the deer that have chewed on it in years past. We also have a ground hog that dug a hole in the side of the hill. I am surprised he was able to with all the rocks around here. But I would think as cold as it is he/she would still be hibernating. Anyway I found a spot that I think will work for the water fall. I hope it turns out well I hope I have time to get it done before the Northland Garden Tour in June. There are so many thing to get done that I need to start on a list pretty soon. If you read this blog and continue to read my blogs you will find that I don't know how to spell and I don't know when to start a new paragraph. Hope that doesn't bother anyone too much. So much for my first blog entry, I will have to see how that works going forward.
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