Sunday, February 26, 2012

Macro Monday February 27 2012

This is a descendant of the 'King Alfred' Trumpet Daffodil developed in England by John Kendall.

 
Named for King Alfred the Great (849-899),
it was registered with the Royal Horticultural Society in 1899.

Happy Macro Monday!

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday February 26 2012

This week's prompts are: Crossed, A Glimpse, Handwritten, Bliss, and Gray.

Crossed:
Jet Trails
A Glimpse:
Just a glimpse of this hawk, and he's gone!

Handwritten:

My notes from when I attended a seminar on growing roses
Bliss:
"Bliss is blue jeans, still warm from the dryer!
If you make me get down, I'll go tell Daddy what a Mean Mama you are!"
Gray:
From my archives, February 8, 2012: A gray winter's day is good camouflage

Happy Scavenger Hunt Sunday!

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Friday, February 24, 2012

The Winter Garden February 2012

Winter Gardening Experiment
and the 52 Week Salad Challenge
 This is my first year to attempt growing a Fall/Winter garden. On August 31, September 13, and September 24, I planted radishes, onions and carrots in containers - just a small experimental garden.
Home-grown salad ingredients February 22, 2012

My harvest from October 2011 through February 2012
'Early Scarlet Globe' Radishes - 34 (they were ready to eat in 6  to 10 weeks).
'Little Fingers' Baby Carrots - 65 (with a few more still to be pulled).
'Evergreen Long White Bunching' Onions - 4 (The onions are just now getting big enough to eat.
                                                                      Many more to come).

Not a great total, but pretty good, I think, for a small experiment in winter gardening.

On November 24, I planted a container of potatoes. They have had a stuggle to survive. The foliage was frozen twice in January, despite being covered at night. (One night 22F, -5C, another night 19F, -7C). However, with warmer temperatures, they put up leaves again.

When, and if, I have new potatoes to eat, I'll have rosemary to season them with.

February 5, 2012 - The Rosemary seems to enjoy the winter weather!

On February 1, I planted more radishes in the container that has only onions left in it.
Of course, the weather immediately turned much colder!

They poked their little heads up on February 13 and seem to be growing well.
I sowed more radish seeds on February 20.

The first of March, I plan to plant more containers with lettuce, onions, carrots and radishes. It will be another two months before the weather is right to get started with tomatoes, peppers, and other warm season vegetables. But I may try to get an earlier start. We'll see how it goes! 

Veg Plotting has issued a challenge to grow our own salads all year round.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wildflower Wednesday February 22 2012

I have some tiny wildflowers to show for Wildflower Wednesday. 

Thanks to Judy at Lilac Gate, I think this is Spring Beauty 'Claytonia virginica'

 
This may be a kind of Bluet. If anyone can identify for certain, please do.

This looks like a tiny violet.  Does anyone know what it is?

Happy Wildflower Wednesday!

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Macro Monday February 20 2012

Happy Macro Monday!

If anyone can identify this tree or the insect, please do!
This photo was made Wednesday, February 15, 2012
North Mississippi, zone 7

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day February 2012

One of our pear trees is blooming despite the freezing temperatures.

This Spirea has been blooming for the last month, and still has plenty of buds yet to open.
Tiny raindrops create a little extra sparkle.

Forsythia 'Yellow Bells' is just beginning to bloom.
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Oxalis - a quiet little plant that sometimes hides its blooms underneath its leaves.

Grape Hyacinths
Wind and rain sent these beauties sprawling on the ground.
I raised this one's head to take the photo.

Hellebores 'Lenten Rose' gets more beautiful every day.

This double daffodil is commonly known as 'Butter and Eggs.'
It looks a little bedraggled from Monday's wind and rain.








After a cold week-end and rainy Monday, the forecast is for a cloudy, but warmer, day today.

Happy Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Macro Monday February 13 2012

Buds on the Ornamental Pear Tree - February 9, 2012

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Week-End Reflections February 12 2012

Raindrop Reflections on Tiny Wildflower - January 26, 2012

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wordless Wednesday February 8 2012


Tiny wildflower, January 31, 2012
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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Macro Monday February 6 2012

Mushrooms and Moss on Log Pile - February 2, 2012

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday February 5 2012

This week's prompts are:
Strike A Pose, Footwear, Hobby, Shiny, and Color Me Green

Strike A Pose:

"Hey!! Did you hear that?"

Footwear:
Comfortable shoes, pretty shoe box!

Hobby:

Bird feeding and bird watching are fun hobbies!
This chickadee is waiting for me to move away from the feeders so he can have a feast.

Shiny:

Shiny water droplets on pine needles!

Color Me Green:

"I once was green," cried the fallen Oak Tree. "Color me green again!" 
"My pleasure!" replied the Resurrection Fern.
"The Moss family will help me. You shall be green again!"

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A CHEERFUL HELLO

Just waving a friendly hello!
Have a great day!
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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sky Watch Friday February 3 2012

Early morning fog - February 2, 2012
After the fog lifted, we had a beautifully clear, sunny day!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012