Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The kids garden....and just like dad's...it's a work in progress

The kids were very excited to pick out their own plants for "their garden" and decided to save room in the middle...for what I have know idea, but I'm sure we'll figure something out

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Soaker Hose Madness

I've been wanting to install a soaker hose for years, finally I did. I'm hoping to see three big differences with this hose, less water usage, fewer weeds, and fewer disease problems since less water will be splashing soil up on the plant leaves to spread disease. I thought I only needed about 150ft to get the job done, after some searching I found the best deal to be a 250ft roll online and I used it all so my advise is to buy more than you think you'll need. I also had to purchase a couple of fittings to add onto the hose, which wasn't a big deal. Instead of purchasing pins to hold the hose in place I decided to cut up some extra clothes hangers which worked out well

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Clinging to life...Zebra grass emergency

This is what happens when a plant is moved to the wrong location. It used to be a happy healthy clump of Zebra grass (that I got for Father's Day) until I moved it to a spot I "thought" received plenty of light. Turns out the spot I moved it to did receive plenty of light during fall and early spring, but once the leaves came in it was almost all shade. Well...I finally moved it to a nice sunny spot, their is just a bit, minute, tiny piece of green left in it so lets just hope it is enough to resuscitate my once happy healthy Zebra!

Here's a gardening tip....if you move further away it doesn't look as bad!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Coop Update

Spent some time updating the coop over the weekend, so far I am happy with the way it has been coming out. The grass has been growing slow, but it's growing. For my shady spot, I planted boxwoods, a rhododendron, and a couple of astilbes

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Because I didn't know my land

Last year I put my compost bin together and thought I had chosen a great spot

Then the pampas grass started to take over

So...this year the bin came back out

I decided it would be easier to pull out the bin, then try to pull out all of these little guys...now I just have to find another "great spot"

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Florida Part 3 / Clearwater

We took a drive up to Clearwater while we were there, visited Winter (the dolphin from the dolphin tale movie) and hit the beach

When we were leaving this little guy decided to hitch hike on our windshield

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Florida Part 2 / Around the resort

The hotel was located on a lake with a fishing pier. When I first saw this sign I thought it was a joke until I spotted this guy hanging out just a few feet from the pier

Friday, May 4, 2012

Florida Part 1 / Sea World

Just came back from a good ole family vacation. We took the kids to Disney, Sea World and Clearwater Florida and it was beautiful. Below is the first set of pictures from our trip

Some sights from Sea World