Archive for August, 2008

Garden Journal Chapter 11

Spring 2008 Update

I know we have had an incredibly warm winter so far but this is why I love this area.  You just never know what is going to happen!  These picturew were taken early this year, 1/12/08.  This yard is always active and sometimes over-active, lol. 

My Camellia is starting to bloom. Which does concern me a bit cause they usually don’t start up till February.


The Oregon Grape (leaves look and feel like a holly), narcissus, snowbells and daffodils are starting to pop up. The Winter Daphne is, also, starting to bloom.  This is generally the right time of year because I, always, have the yellow blooms in winter on the holly and the great smell of the daphne.




Just thought I would post this picture of my ferns which are tucked between the house and the shed. They are indigenous to this area so they are pretty healthy in their hiding place!


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Poser on Television

This is so annoying!

I have a reasonably sized television.  The total screen space is approximately 16×13 inches, certainly, enough to have a comfortable view. 

When watching the news and many other shows I have to see a picture size that is about 10×14 inches and five or more commercials or crawlers at the bottom of the screen!!! It seems that the only time I get to see anything FULL screen any longer is if a commercial is playing.  I understand that many things view in HDT now but…  really…

Must the television media annoy us all with these constant little scrolling bands?  What is the point of buying a larger television screen if you still cannot view a full screen?

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Garden Journal – Chapter 10

Continuing the Back Yard Photo Saga.

Pictured below are the fruit trees I planted on the side yard.  The plum is the closest.  This stayed.  The other two had to be replaced because they would grow large for this small space.  I replaced them with a transplanted blueberry shrub (moved from under a too dark tree canopy), a dwarf peach and a dwarf pear.  Not seen here are the dwarf apple and the pomegranate. 

In the far back, next to the shed, is where I planted the ferns.  I mentioned those earlier. We did keep two (very antique) camellia shrubs.  One has a wonderful double red blossom.  I left one as a bush. The other I keep trimmed and pruned as a short tree because it grows between the house and shed.  This one blooms pink and stands behind the shed but tops over the fence so it gets enough light.

Now that you all have had the tour of my entire, small yard.  The last place that is left is the vegetable garden!  This garden is only about 9×24 feet in size but it does produce a lot of food!  By the way, I grow catnip and cat grass in all of those pots.  Have to keep the kitties well fed too. Lol

From here on out I will be able to update this Journal with some ease. Plus, I will be able to post current pictures as things happen. 

I hope you will continue to enjoy the on going saga of this garden in Southeastern Virginia. 

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