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Thought I would start off with a walk in the woods and try
to post some Beautiful Spring pic as things start blooming.
This is from my back door as I start down the trail.
Several friends have encourage me to try this to see how folks would like it.
A little farther down the trail, see the fallen pine trees? Got to get them moved , I have some rocks down here I want to move and I don't have a stump-jumper unless you call my mule, Charley a Stump-jumper...☺
That was so much fun...I want to walk now too...I have a rock like (the big one) that in my back yard...Oh the plans I have for this place...
Huh...I was thinking earlier today about the lasagna bed and where I was going to get leaves...never thought about the woods beside the house...your pictures inspired me...see RRM, it was worth the walk just for that!!! lol
It even grows on rocks. I am going back to get a pic of the
moss that is growing on a couple of Quartz -type rocks. It is so pretty.
Here they are!! I couldn't remember, see the rock showing thru??
The moss is so thick too.
Sorry for the delay Jar. CP's are carnivorous plants. This is our thread for the theme gardens were working on this spring. Some are doing Goth gardens and CP's will go in those. Check out the thread here; http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1066167/ Pick a theme and join right in.
Show us some more pics RRM. I'm still looking for bloodroot seeds for you. I found some wild iris if you want to tuck them in a nook somewhere. Maybe we should have a thread for a woodland garden. Ferns and Arisaemas and herbs and wildflowers. Wild grapes and blackberries. Do you have mayapples in the spring? Haven't seen those in years.
Ge1836 I loved your swamp pics. Reminds me of corkscrew swamp in FL. Talented.
I've not seen mayapples. That would be great. I have wild grapes. and blackberries and bindweed vine
I bought a Trillium last year.
Jar, I will send you a d-mail. o.k.?
I will go down again to day and get mor pic.
The furbabys will love the walk.
Char, DH and I just love this time of year for woods walks - everything is on the verge of waking up - it's so exciting to catch buds just at the moment they begin to swell. Of course, with our on/off winter weather patterns, you can watch the calyx of a dogwood bud open and close the same tiny distance for weeks! Skunk cabbage tops and mosses and leaves of violets, spring beauties, liverwort all tantalize and remind us that spring is not very many weeks away from today and that the vast expanses of asphalt, concrete and contractor-managed McMansion sod are all an unfortunate illusion. Well, at least for those magical moments when we can get lost on a trail.
Nice thread, Char - I'm enjoying it immensely - it's almost as if you were with us yesterday where we walked.
That was so nice Rider thank you. I t felt like you were walking behind my own house with me pointing out all the things you saw until the mules anyway...I have trurkeys not mules...made me homesick for spring.
You all would love it. Come on down, Debra, I'll let you have a rock or two.
Spring is just around the corner, arejay, not too much more wating. I have azaleas in
the woods and they are so pretty. I like turkeys too. found a feather in the pasture a while back.
Charleen has most graciously invited me to post a link to my Daily Walks site in California here. I am honored and quite happy to share what is going on in my part of the world. It's so different from where Charleen lives.
This is the link: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1070587/
Hope you come take a peek, and enjoy the walks. I know I love to see Charleen's Piney woods.
Way different from where I live.
Well done, girlfriend. Loved the Long Ears!
Walk In Beauty!
Charleen...What a wonderful idea you have come up with...
It is so hot here now that a walk in your beautiful woods does the soul good.
I keep expecting Charley to turn up wearing g-whizz's hat.
I will walk here every day.
What is the weather like in your part of the country.
We still have sunny and warm temps, very unusual for February. Should have the rain back this weekend. Then on to seed planting! It's getting green enough for DH to have to clear the fire roads of weeds (green weeds).
I'm very happy I don't have to cope with snow right now. Mud is bad enough! LOL!
Keep 'em coming when you can.
There is a couple of Large rocks down by the little creek to sit on.
I love it down there.
Hello Singing Wolf, the temp this morning is now 30 degrees. Supposed to get up to 60 this week end. We got the snow on Friday and Morning we got a good rain that washed it away.
Yes, mud is bad too. Snow is a pain sometime.
Hey girls!! Did you all miss me?? Been too dag-gumed cold to walk. I'm an old wimp!!! Been out to the barn to look for stuff and of coarse, couldn't find it. Got too much junk. You all want to come down and help me clear it out?? Then it can be your junk!!!!☺
Rider did we forget to tell you? When we all get to Serays for the RU , we are following you back to your place after just to hang and eat apple dumplings, chicken and dumplings, feed carrots to Charlie things like that!!
well so far.. I have traveled to kansas city, oklahoma and eskridge for plant meet swap have fun things.. I am hoping to go to more places this spring.. if work will allow me.. I can drive no big deal.. it is getting away from work..
I do that !! Every time I do I look down at those leather seats with all the dirt and water on them and wonder whats the matter with my head. Most days ...there is a lawn and leaf sixe bag in the trunk for just in case stops a box and a trowel!!!
i read somewhere that this person took raw potatoes and if they want a shrub would poke it in the potatoe. guess it would have the moisture alreaDY THERE and you wouldn't have to carry bottles or jars of water to keep them moist. It's getting warmer so we may be gardening before too long. but roadtrips are nice too.
LOL arejay, me n u.. sisters in soul... my trunks are filled sith bags, buckets, mini shovel and jug of water. are we nutz?
nawwwww okay lets hear the story. Neat idea about using potatoes to start shrubs with .
LoL we must be !! We end up in all the same places!! With many of the same tools. Mesages come in funny ways. Dont they?
So anyway here it is...
My grandmother who I lost almost two years ago. She is not my grandmother by bloos but in all ways she was my grandmother. She raised her kids in the days when you were lucky to know what a car was much less own one!! She knew something about everything and everything about most things. Goah I love her!! SO anyway.. ramble ramble Robin...
I said to her one day , she asked what veggies I was going to grow this year. I told her and said and I am going to try potatoes this year my dad use to grow them and made us kids dig and hoe them wether we wanted to or not!! I'm going to try it this year. She says oh were are you getting your seed potato? I said what do you mean? She say well honey I think you will have to bye seed potatoes I dont think you can grow them from the eyes like we did they treat them and all that these days...I said oh I hope not. I have been saving the eyes for a bit now. Where are you saving them she says? Well I said let me think. I know I put them in the kitchen somewhere. It was a few days ago the last time I added to them so they cant have gone far. Well...I found them a bit later they grew up from under the pot full of soil that I had put into another empty pot. Not only did they grow the were like Brug leaves that my brug used to have big...It was still Feb..what was I going to do with them now? Hmm...well took them from that pot to a bigger pot...yep I did... Grew so fast They were ready to flower by the time I could plant them outside they had split the bucket I was growing them in...had to plant the bucket, Great bag of potatoes when they were done though. Best crop of the season actually we had no growing season to speak of last year..but I got a pot full of new dug Maine potatoes...Nothin like um!!
You can plant them in a small trash can and as they grow just put more potting soil on them. when they grow some more just keep adding soil and pretty soon you are going to have a can full of taters. Be sure to drill drainage holes in that Trashcan too.
Yes that works because you only put a small amount in to start and they grow up and the taters down so you add more soil as needed by the end of the season the can is full and there is a bushel bag of taters!!
I see I'm not the only one who never sleeps! I want to try the taters in a trash can this year. We'll see. I don't seem to have enough time for my life. Ever have that problem? 6 weeks until I can plant outside without danger of frost. Do I have my seeds started? NO Do I have last years old stuff cleaned up? NO Do I have my lasagna beds built? NO Have I transplanted my roses, hydrangeas. NO What kind of gardener am I? I think I'm a Dave's gardener. LOL
Warm this weekend... maybe just maybe! LOL
Still walking with you RRM. Love your cedar tree. I have a small one someone must have planted when it was very small. It's in an odd place. My mom hid treasures in an old cedar tree when she was a little girl on the family farm. We went and found them one summer. Pretty cool.
Doing a drive by hug. Mojitos for everyone. Internet still not working on my computer and this cell phone only has a tiny screen so will be back a s a p. Took 4 hours to clear almost 400 emails so I'm definately waiting for the computer. Be good everyone.
Thank God!!! Our girl s back. Yeah!!! Mekos. Hugs and nuzzles and nuzzles and hugs. The babies are all so glad to see you. Where's the mojitos and the sammitches, Charley and the Longear Tribe been waitying for their Grand leader.
We peoples are so glad to see you too. It hasn't been the same.
Im doing the HAPPY dance. I can't believe I got in the computer! I got alltell internet and where my computer is sitting, it won't pick up the signal- or wouldn't but for some reason it did today so I'm trying to get some of my info out while I have access, it could go off at any time till I can get the room rearranged. I apologize everyone for this mess, I had no idea it would be like this. The day the internet went out cought me by surprise and all my info was still inside here. Without service I couldn't get to it.
So HELLO everyone, Mojitos and turkey sammiches to all and big hugs and apples for my Charlie. I have sure missed you all and I'll get this fixed as soon as I can. Love you guys.
Mekos and Mojo
PS- Now there is a Gizmo too.
AND- Baby Jingles had a baby identical to her and we named him Shadow- Baby goat. Pictures soon.
Baby will be here Monday. The Dr.s all are in shock they didn't have to take her before now. (but we know God) She will be a month early but GOD willing, it will be here Monday for sure. Thanks for all the prayers, I'll be back soon.
Quick!! Everyone, grab her and hold her!!!! We don't want Mekos to get away again. Charley been pouting and hurting cause he didn't hear from you. We all missed you. Yeah!! Another little Mekos in the making. We have to nurture her.
ok I said from the email I got yesterday she would be awhile yet but I guess it was sooner than I thought, LOL Glad to see you back mekos, sure did miss you. Hey who is it that is having a baby? I think I got lost one that one.