Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Plants Around The Pond / This & That
I just could not wait. I had to get outside & start planting around the pond this week. I so enjoyed myself.
I have been excited about planting around the new pond since it was finished last fall. I moved the bleeding heart plants & stella de Oro Daylilys from the flowerbed behind the gazebo. I moved the birdbath from behind the gazebo to. I like it better behind the pond. I purchased two Scarlett O'Hara Pieris shrubs & four Fort Hill Creeping Phlox to plant around the pond. I am tickled with how it is looking. I plan to put flat rocks between the flowers for stepping stones. This pond is much bigger than the last one & it has two shelves in the corners. Now I can have water lilies this summer. I had planned on adding our waterfall to the pond but after all the digging last summer & finding so many large rocks I decided to add plants instead. We need to make a trip to the woods for more rocks soon. I can never have to many rocks.
The little magnolia tree I planted last summer was full of beautiful blooms this week. Twice I have spotted a humming bird stopping by. I planted it for privacy on one side of the gazebo. I wish it would grow faster. I got the onions in & the peas have started to grow. The rain water has been good for them. I am going to plant green beans as soon as all danger of frost is over.
I was shocked when I went out to the gazebo one day last week. The neighbor trimmed his tree leaving alot of open space & little privacy. I moved all my lilies back to the flower bed along the house. I am thinking I might just plant zebra grass in the flower bed behind the gazebo to close it in for privacy.
My bowl rack I purchased from Carol at Firecracker Kid is now filled. I wanted two more bowls to fill the top rack & I finally found two the same size. I also got the wood scones from Carol. I have a link in my side bar for the Firecracker Kid blog. It is worth the visit. Many wonderful wood pieces perfect for your homestead.
I have been working on tags for my creations. I will be putting them on the items I have at the shop & all the new items I will be adding. The tags have my blog address on them. I am hoping when an item is purchased at the shop that the customer will look me up for future purchases for other items that will not be going to the shop.
The chickens are roaming freely about the homestead grounds with the ducks. I never had chickens before. I have been very surprised at how fast they grow & how friendly they are. As I worked in the flower beds they all just followed me about. Sam & I visited a local farmer Monday night looking for silky chicks. It so happened the farmer has a silky chicken sitting on a nest now. We plan to stop back in a few weeks to pick up two chicks to add to the flock. So this is what I have been up to lately when it is now pouring down the rain. Now that the rain has stopped I will be going for a walk.
Blessings Til Next Time!