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

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Spring has come despite my not paying much attention. Ebb and flow, tide in tide out, life goes on. Admittedly, my energy has been low for blogging and gardening. I suppose for everything there is a season!

Today with camera in hand I took a walk to see what has sprung...

These crazy pink and yellow moths are back looking like something out of a cartoon.
The wisteria is at the end of its peak, this bee didn't seem to mind. Once the bloom stops, it is slated for a BIG is just a little tooooo happy and will soon overtake the back of the house.
My roses just couldn't be happier...I wish the picture did them justice.

We have had a few tomatoes on a hanging yellow cherry tomato in a hanging basket...this one in the ground is doing its thing too.
The carrots have sprouted...
The radishes are popping their red shoulders above the soil line...
Romaine should be good for a salad within the week.
The figs are set on a flourishing fig tree....
Wild honeysuckle is heavily scenting the air by the woods... despite my lack of attention, all is well.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Celebrating Spring!

The rabbit is getting the best of me...and the broccoli and the I will turn my attention to floral pursuits and more signs of spring..

The Bleeding Heart is one of my all time favorites, and I swear it wasn't there yesterday!

Six or seven little groups of violets popping up in the lawn....there is something so pure about violets.
The pansies are thriving in a warm sun...
The purple is down right velvety, I can't stop looking at it.
Next week this patch will be in bloom.

A now for a true sign of babies!!

A brand new colt.

Funny little blue eyed guy.

Tuckered out, sleeping at Mama's feet.

Now back to the rascally to suggestion as to how to stay chemical free and REPEL rabbits at the same time.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day March 2011

A little of this and a little of that blooming in the garden... so a post for Garden Blogger's Bloom Day!

Please don't speak of the rabbit....and the (formerly planted broccoli) is too much to bear!

Monday, March 14, 2011


Is it just me, or would you be exasperated to see that some critter has chomped your newly planted broccoli?
Is this rabbit some kind of weirdo to leave the little pile of overwintered carrots immediately adjacent to the broccoli, untouched??

For now I will just breathe...and focus on pansies until my rabbit anger dies down!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Early March Sunday

The peas that I planted on February 12 have been up for almost a week now!
I can't think of anything more exciting!!
The beach Rosemary has exploded into soft purply blue blooms...I saw the first big bumble type bee going flower to flower...he scooted by the time I got the camera.
To the peas I added some more broccoli. a line of arugula, and some spinach seeds. Spring planting is in full swing!
The water was the most beautiful green today....and more signs of spring- Awful Arthur's reopened for the season and my honey and I had to go in and enjoy a $5.99 flounder basket.
Life is good!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Broccoli In!

Warm enough to plunk some broccoli and lettuce in the ground.
Signs of changing seasons are all around.
Leeks, I'll save the tedium of teasing them apart for tomorrow.
Happy dogs glad to have us back in the yard....

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Daffodils and Cow Bumps

 The daffodils have been opened for two days,...sigh of relief that spring actually is coming.
 In the field down the way, cow bumps are popping up all over. Takes them a day of so to get with the herd action. So much fun to watch them romp and play!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Spring Skies and Frisky Horses

The sky was downright creepy tonight...but errands must be done.

Crazy weather-warm one day freezing the next.

The baby horses have the windy spring spirit in them.