I guess you would call me a rogue gardener. I have an acre and half of hill, much of which is wooded, where deer, squirrels as big as cats, raccoons, a groundhog and at least one resident barn snake roam about freely. There’s also a mother fox that often brings her kits/pups out to visit. I garden for fun but the one thing I get serious about is invasive plants.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Side yard near drive.   Peonies &  Liriope.    

Wonderful place to sit and relax and enjoy the results of gardening.
Back Yard and more peonies. 

Just a glimpse of no longer blooming Iris and the buds on my roadside lilies.  If you look closely you may discern a pink rose that was a Mother's day present from my youngest son right after I moved to the hill about six years ago.

Yesterday I went home from work, took the weed whacker up on the hill and tried to reclaim some of the area behind the Wash House.  I have sage grass that is simply horrid.  It has made gigantic mounds and I'm beginning to think it may win the battle with my weed trimmer. Heavy duty equipment and lots of determination may not be enough to beat it down.  

Monday, May 7, 2012

The garden is finally coming together.  Gotta add more mulch then we start work on the patio/sitting area in front of the "Wash House".  Have big plans for this little house.  I'm just not sure where I'm gonna find the time to get it all done.

One of the great things about gardening is that you can forget all the other things when you are "digging in the dirt".  

The Egyptian Walking onions are really doing well.   I don't have a picture but I've created a bed for them and hopefully they will provide me with a supply of green onions a little later this year.  I have no idea where my mother got her "start", but mine original ones came from her (Mom has been gone for twenty years) collection.  If you have never eaten these they are spicy.  You can simply snip them or pull them when they are small. Look them up if you are not familiar with them.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hydrangeas, Iris, Peonies

Side yard.  Iris are in full bloom and the peonies have set buds.  Hydrangeas are slow to start but there are there.

The sunroom resembles a greenhouse.  The two split-leaf philodendrons are trying to take over.  The ferns and spider plants are doing fantastic.  In fact, all the plants love the environment, including the orchids that I have.  These have been in bloom since before mid-March and are still beautiful.