Friday, May 21, 2010

Container Gardening

Cherry Tomato

Containers and Trinity garden with Sunflowers, Tomatos, Peppers, Gladiolas, etc...

Blue Hydrangea

Saturday, May 8, 2010

A few pics from today...

The prettiest flower in my secret garden :)

Ruth and Mia

Roses, Verbena, Grape Vines

Pink Flower (name unknown)

Pink Roses, Climatas, Grape Vines

Thursday, May 6, 2010

My new profile pic

Since this blog is mainly about the joys of gardening and landscaping, I decided I needed a profile picture to reflect just that. My daughter snapped this photo yesterday as I was trimming my needlepoint hollies. White clover is in the background. I prefer clover to grass anyday. You can walk on it without killing it and it naturally adds nitrogen back to the soil where grass requires and consumes large amounts of nitrogen. Clover needs less water too.

Monday, May 3, 2010

A morning visitor

I was sitting on my front porch one morning last week sipping my morning cop of joe when I see a huge bird swoop in and land on a red oak tree in my neighbors yard right next door. My wife just bought a new Canon Sureshot camera and I was able to zoom in and get this picture of this stunning mature bald eagle.

I've seen bald eagles in the wild before but never this close and this guy stayed for quite a while perched up there just taking everything in. We live near a natural area called Caledon which protects the Eagles natural habitat next to the Potomac river so sometimes they decide to take a day trip and visit our neighborhood. Caledon has miles and miles of walking trails close to the Eagles nesting site but they close parts of trail during the Eagles mating season.
God forbid that we humans interfere with any Eagle lovemaking activities!

I hope to visit the park again soon before it gets too hot but I was glad that they made the effort to come see me for a change :)