Chronicaling the lunacy of taming three acres in Tidewater Virginia, one square foot at a time!

"Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers


Monday, March 29, 2010

Murky Monday

Murky, thundery, rainy Monday in store...

The rest of the weekend was a blur as we hosted D-13's sleepover birthday party...much girly stuff going on until 3:30 AM when the 10 girls in the pile finally fell asleep!

I did get out back and spread some of my black gold yesterday morning...top dressed the beds, dug in a new Knockout Rose:

Sunny Knock Out® Rose Rosa 'Radyod'described as ..."a tough and hardy shrub type rose with outstanding disease resistance. Blooms are bright yellow flowers that fade quickly to a pastel cream color. The yellow color stays more intense during cooler times of the year. The dark, semi-glossy foliage contrasts nicely with the bright blooms.Sunny Knock Out™ will bloom early in the Spring and continue blooming until the first hard frost in the Fall.Sunny Knock Out™ is drought tolerant, Blackspot resistant, mildew tolerant and self-cleaning. An excellent choice for a trouble free rose garden. Great plant for hedge, border or foundation planting."
Hoepfully it will like the suny spot I selected for it!

Back inside...here is the bean check. I think they look pretty happy! I may tempt the fates later today and divide them into separate containers. After the sleepover, D-14 was to go riding.... this horse summed up what I wished I was doing!

As I wandered around the farm, suddenly it was VERY apparent that spring was in the air as this 26 year old, gelded Morgan got frisky with this 12 year old Belgium Draft.

I will spare you the x-rated photos, but suffice it to say this next picture sums up how "Gramps" was feeling after 4 "mountings!"

Driving home, I saw happy Forsythia, swaying elegantly in the breeze...

...and not 1/4 mile down the road, the sad result of Forsythia abuse...

Well off to work for me...hope it's a great spring gardening week for everyone!

5 comments:

Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

We have had the same rain...and it's very overcast and drizzling today. What a riot about the horses;-) Great photo w/his tongue hanging out! We've owned 3 horses and ponies in the past, although we've since sold them. Daughter (now 21) has been riding since age 8, is now on the equestrian team at CNU. On another note, I don't like seeing forsythia lose their wild & natural look either;-(

JWLW said...

Good Morning: Stopped by for visit, like your blog good job well done.

Told you I would say Hi and I did.

Have a great day,
John

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

I couldn't help but laugh, poor Gramps looks like he wore himself out!

The Forsythia is beautiful, and your beans look very happy indeed!

The Idiot Gardener said...

Horses, eh? Can't live with them, can't live without them!

Wicked Gardener said...

10 girls at a sleep over? I'm tired just thinking about it.