Saturday, February 26, 2011

It sprung, Spring did

Paperwhite. Someone had forced bulbs late last year, missed this one and gave it to me thinking it may be dead.

Just a few shots I took while tending the yard.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Rockin' Heart Ranch Weed Patch aka Flower Beds

This one is easy to remove.

Some of you know that early August we were called back from vacation because the ice hose maker flooded our house. Late summer and early fall flower bed duties just was not on the agenda. I always let the plants die back and remove the dead things early in the spring but this year it will be quite a job as lots of weeds and grass besides all the blown in weeds like tumble weeds (see the video I posted today). I do have a girl that wants to earn some money and help clean up the beds. I hope that works out. Today instead of it being a horse day, it was a bit of work in the yard. I got the red hot pokers trimmed and a little bit of the tumble weeds removed -- then was requested to show before and after photos. I sure hope the after looks better than these before. Tonight my allergies are in full swing. Face, eyes, etc itch. Headed for the shower for some relief. This bed is 180' long that borders two sides of the front yard.

Tumble Weeds & Roses

What do tumble weeds and roses have in common ---- actually should say does anyone want to come and clean my flower beds of the tumble weeds that blew in over the winter. Between the thorns on the roses and the prickly tumble weed which is a thistle, it's not a fun job. Leather gloves and long sleeved heavy denim shirt are a must.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Mid February in the zone 8/9 garden

Gotta love yellow

I spent the weekend getting my yard somewhat in shape. these are a few things i spotted while doing so.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Look who woke up while I slept

Yesterday I noticed how close the buds on my nun's orchid were to opening.  I discovered her this morning.  The stem is riddled with buds so I expect several blooms to be open at once.