Category Archives: spring

spring 2015 outer banks 2

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mocking birds

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pretty yellow flowers, dont know what they are.

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another plant,

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lets hit the trail, buxton woods by the lighthouse.

did I mention the wind whipping off the ocean was as cold as ice,literally. lol

 

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GHISLAINE DE FERGONDE

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added this today so you can see the color changes of this same rose. awesome rose. liking it more and more.

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wanted you to see the yellowing. it is hard to see the true color from a picture.

this is called ghislaine de fergidone (not spelled right Iknow) this is its second year. it is a rambler, you can see I had trouble getting the colors to really show because the whiter flowers were glaring so much.the flowers actually start out apricot lighten to pinkish then to whitish when in full sun. the ones in full color opened up over night hence escaping the suns diluting affect. I just bought another since this rose surprised me. I only wrapped it in four or five layers of burlap for winter protection also tied it up in fencing to keep it from whipping around in the winds. did not have hardly any die back at all and for my area that is a surprise. itis very beautiful and hopfully will grow to cover the little fence I have it on, I want it to grow horizontaly along the fence to border the bed I have there. even my husband is impressed it was he who pushed me to buy another one. I give this rose a five star for hardiness, beauty, keeping clean leaves, number of buds and roses on it and over all vigor. in ne ohio where I live roses need to be tough. this one so far has proven to be tough and beautiful at the same time.

R.I.P my lovlies

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GONE!

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I have mixed feelings my little plants, I tried so hard to keep alive, and curse you polar vortex wish I could just punch you in the nose for murder, may you burn in lava, urrr freeze to death, don’t know which is best punishment for you. now I am down to about 10 roses, now to figure out what plants to replace these with,  so my friends what lovelies has mr creepy polar vortex murdered in your yard?

meet my new friend

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butterflies magnolia will this plant live through the winter? we shall see okay I am editing this, I think I jumped the gun here, I can just kick myself for not waiting one more week, my new dawn not only survived the tops are still alive and budding out like crazy, good think I did not cut it all the way down to the ground, so now not only do I still have my lovlie the new dawn I still have my crepe myrtles too, they are budding out on the old wood near the ground, yea, they survived, my wisteria is still alive and so is my red rose. I am just flabbergasted by how tough there were, I underestimated them, I really could kick myself for cutting my red one down to the ground, and I am glad I did not cut the tree near the garage yet down, nor the fig either. wow, gardening it is a joy, a pain and frustration when you make stupid mistakes like not waiting enough time. boy did I learn my lesson. not sure of the butterfly bushes they do not have any leafing out yet. my new dawn I cut down about half I still have some of the thick stem so hopfully it will still bloom beautifully.

more walkabout flowers

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comfrey in flower, very hardy plant, transplants really nice

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my rosa rugosa, pretty and smells wonderful. what a rose hardy,doesn’t need sprays and winter hardy like crazy and spined like nuts to.

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this semi wild rose I forgot the name I practically paid nothing for it, turned out better than I anticipated, smells good too. I know it is either species rose or rugosa hybrid.

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mayroses, wild, smell wonderful too,

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when my new dawn and explorer climber john davis, well I think that is what they sent me, bloom I will post pictures, they are just so full of buds right now I can’t wait, my blaze is full of buds too so  I will post it as well once they are in full bloom, which I cannot wait. oh yea my landscaping is coming along really well, you know it is just like a switch was pulled and I cannot seem to stop coming up with ideas and carrying them out, I keep saying this will be enough now I just have to maintain it and mow regularly then I think of something else I can do to spruce up the yard even better or something else I would like to grow in the garden or something, never happend like this to me before, also I keep saying today I will rest because I am so sore, but then I end up doing something then it leads to something else, not big mind you just little things that add up,, can one become obessessed? or am I just making up for lost time? it is like I can’t stop, help! lol, but when I look at my yard it is just so worth it, I did it myself, I actually accomplised something and seen through to the end (kept my attention and interest long enough to see it completed)if you knew me you would know my motivations and goals are not sustainable, I end up not doing it all the way or not starting it.  sometimes I wonder if I have or had adhd or something. or manic depression with emphasis on the depressed side of the coin more than the other. well I hope you enjoy the photos, now get out there and take pictures of pretty things will you and share them I am dying to see what others are doing in their yard, what they seen on the trails that sorta thing.

 

more walk about/peach tree talk

my poor peach tree has the bad case of leaf curl, I might have to chop it down as I read about the treatments and it si too extensive and iffy to waste time or money, I read that red haven is one that is resistant so I will be getting a couple in the late summer early fall.  this really sucks after seeing such pretty flowers. I think it’s roots may hve hit a water pocket underground and is just to wet, makes sense it is a bit wetter on that side then the south side of my house. did get a couple of apple trees tho planted them last week. a yellow delicious and a gala. yummy. maybe i will post some pictures of them.

anyway here are some more pictures I took yesterday, anyone know what kind of bush this is? the flowers are softly sweet and it gets red berries on it and I love it, let me guess it is not native isnt it?

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know what kind of shrub this is? I didnt plant it a bird did, I like it so I kept it, it is very thorny and gets red berries on it, the flowers pretty too,  here is another picture of it,

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I just did this to part of my front yard this week,like? those potted strawberries are only there temporarily until I build a raised bed for them.

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plants are the one with no leaves on the bottom stem is a rosa rugosa, the variagated next to the house is varigated grass with snow on the mountain, the plants in the corner are hortatunia, and hardy fig, the plants on the outer edges of the bed are horatunia, two types actualy, the plant by the garage leafing out is a crape myrtle, the plants in the hanging pots one is oak leaf ivy and I don’t know the names of the rest. plant on the steps there is a scafflera, house plant, the trellis will be for red morning glories that are growing in pots as we speak. I have just finished another bed today will post pictures later after I get it completly looking decent, here is picture of my carolina all spices in bloom,

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flower,

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now for the dogwoods

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there you have it for now, by all hope you like.

more naturaleum

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weeping beech

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another european weeping beech

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hey a very fat cousin it, lol (from adams family tv show)lol

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fat cousin it side view, lol, pretty handsome fello dont you agree?

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cousin it’s dog mop, a old english sheep dog, lol even has a air of schanuzer head too,

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looks like this tree came right out of a southern swamp, cool looking tree.

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red flowring quince

so there you go gang, enjoy.

glorious crabbies

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the crabbies at the naturelum of akron were absolutly stunning, I couldn’t of picked a better day to go see them. if you live near there go right away while they are at their peak.

my walk about spring flowers

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cut leaved toothwort

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garlic mustard, I think according to my book teh next picture I think is harbringer of spring?

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spring beauties?

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service berry tree? not sure.

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apple tree up the street is just coverd in flowers,wow

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dandelion and violet paradise, ballfield up the street. pretty hunn?

norway maple?

norway maple?

norway maple?

 

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so do you all agree this is a norway maple as the guy who came and chopped down some trees for me says they are?

blooming trees, how dare they, lol

my apple is blooming, not sure what kind but it is yellowish and not very sweet

my apple is blooming, not sure what kind but it is yellowish and not very sweet

 

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one mans weed is anothers flowering plant, say hello to the dandelions that the bees just love, goats rabbits horses and cows eat them so how can they be bad? the white flowerd tree is a wild cherry, it is in the woods next to my yard.