2016

January 1st, 2016

My hope as the new year starts, I can post more here on my blog. I have been easily distracted with many other things in my life, and writing here has taken a back seat.

I have been many fun and beautiful places in the last year, and have neglected to share any of it with this blog.

This year I am hoping to purchase a camera to help me take better pictures. I am also looking to improve the way I take videos of the hummingbirds. I have started to do this again, and I am finding the quality is not the best.

Male Hummingbird 12/31/2015

So Happy New Year everyone. And may the sun shine brightly, the rain fall gently, and the gardens grow magnificently.

 

End of May

Here is some pictures of the deck today. My sweet peas have started to flower. I have gotten a pretty blue and a nice deep red so far. My morning glories are climbing very well. They have put out a flower here and there. I have been dead heading the flowers each evening to try and get the vines to put out more.

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One of these window boxes have carnation seeds in them. It is the one closest to me as I am taking this picture. I am not sure how tall they will get before they bloom. I have one more window box that I could plant in. I am thinking of buying some carnations for it.

The Geraniums are doing very well. I have a red and a pink. The pink is all from cuttings I took from a plant someone here at the apartment building threw out. The ‘mother’ plant is looking a lot better since I cut it back. I have a bunch of cuttings just sitting in water, that I think I will ninja plant around the apartment property.

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My baby cedar is doing very well. This will be its 3rd year with me. It has gotten nice and tall. I have been getting nice new growth on the ends of the branches.

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The fountain is looking a bit cluttered. But all those plants are wild flower seeds that I threw in the base of most of my pots. Not all of them are doing well. But some have just exploded.

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I am going to try and learn how to make pottery this coming month. not sure exactly when. BUT the plan is to make a hummingbird bath. I am still working on how I would like it to work/look. But the goal is a shallow dish for the hummingbird to take a bath in, and possibly water falling down into it.

Well that is all I have this week.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Changes to the site:

I have not been updating this site as often as I should. So I am making some changes.

I have removed all advertising. I may remove the links to the other gardening blogs, as many of them are not linking back to me.

I am also re-evaluating my hosting, and the costs associated with it. I do not want to loose this URL. I rather like it, but if I can not afford the finances then I will have to give it up.

I will post again here in a few weeks to tell folks who still follow this page what I am going to do.

Melissa