Sunday, April 30, 2017

End of The Month View April, 2017

Instead of showing all my garden, I am posting just a few photos of new additions.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 26, 2017
Wouldn't this six-pack of red Salvia be pretty growing with the Hosta? But no it can't be. Hostas like shady places, and I will set out the Salvia in a sunny flower bed where it will be happier.

Another recent purchase, a six-pack of Moss Rose, Portulaca grandiflora, needs to be set out in a sunny spot, too.


Now for the absolute best thing I have purchased for my garden this month...

...a garden kneeler to help prevent back and knee pain. You can see how desperately I need it to pull all these weeds out from around my Turk's Cap, Malvaviscus.

And when it is turned over it becomes a seat. See I told you there was Turk's Cap back there!

Have a wonderful May!

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The Barn Collective, April 30, 2017

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, April 22, 2017
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Your bird for today is...

Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, March 9, 2017 
...the Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos (many-tongued mimic).

Have a blessed day!

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Good Fences: Squirrel, April 27, 2017

Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, April 11, 2017
An old fence in front of a retaining wall with just a glimpse of the Tennessee River

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Have a wonderful day!

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I will be away for a few days at Camp Bluebird for Cancer Survivors.

Have a great week-end!

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wildflowers: Mayapples, April 26, 2017

Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, April 3, 2017
Mayapples, Podophyllum peltatum, are wildflowers found in the eastern United States and southeastern Canada. They are woodland plants that multiply by underground rhizomes to form large colonies.

Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, April 3, 2017
Though they bloom in April or May, the Mayapple fruit does not appear until in the Summer. Mayapples, generally considered to be poisonous, are grown as a ground cover and for their cute little flowers and umbrella-like foliage.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 4, 2017
Please do not dig them up from their natural habitat. You can find them at garden centers that sell wildflowers. I bought these two plants last year, and I am delighted to see them again this Spring. I plan to buy more to create my own small woodland garden.

Happy Wildflower Wednesday!

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ABC Wednesday: Preening, April 26, 2017

ABC Wednesday and Wild Bird Wednesday
P is for Preening - A bird straightening or cleaning its feathers with its beak

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, March 30, 2017
European Starlings, Sturnus vulgaris, are natives of Europe that have spread around the world.

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, April 7, 2017
Killdeers, Charadrius vociferous, are plovers that live in both North and South America.

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, March 30, 2017
Great Blue Herons, Ardea herodias, are large North American Herons. They sometimes winter as far south as the northern parts of South America.

Have a wonderful day!

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Clematis, April 24, 2017

Macro Monday 2 and Through My Lens

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 7, 2017
Clematis, a flowering vine that originated in China and Japan, has been extensively hybridized to produce a dazzling array of petal arrangements and colors.

The Housefly, Musca domestica, is a world-wide pest that spreads diseases. Swat those flies!

I hope you have a wonderful week!

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Barn Collective, April 23, 2017

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 8, 2017
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Your bird photo for today...

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 8, 2017
... a Hawk!

Have a Blessed Day!

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