Monday, May 18, 2009

Late Frost, Landscape Mulch, And My Returning Gardner Snakes!

Due to my busy schedule, I've been too busy to plant my baby flowers! Good thing because we had a killer frost last night, and we're expecting one tonight too! We did however over the past weekend, till my flowerbeds, put down some black plastic, and covered with my favorite dark mulch. The mulch helps to hold the moisture in the ground, and you can see the outside areas especially recieve much sunlight. Photo above is one side of my home, I plant flowers on the inside and outside too! There are five sides to plant on the outside, and three on the inside close to the house! On this inside, my red rosebush to the left. purple phylox, diathus flower plants, and lilies all bloomed from last year! Glad we didn't plant our tomatoes in our vegetable garden! Most folks have already planted around the neighborhood, and are having to cover due to the coming frosts! We did get some more wood cut and stacked! Hopefully I may try to plant a few flowers tomorrow!

When spreading the mulch around my rosebush, I found two of my buddy gardner snakes have come back. I kept trying to get him with his tongue out, it's wild because they have red tongues! I'm thinking they're male and female shacking up together. The weather has been beautiful the past couple days, we had so much rain last week! Sparrows have made a nest in our house lightposts, and they fly back and forth all the time! New life is blooming all around me, and I'm humbled by all it's beauty! Spring is such a welcome site, after a long cold Winter. I'm absorbing the sights and sounds every chance I get!

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ochikeron said...

Your write your post very beautifully. I can feel spring at your place. How nice!!!

I didn't know that the red tongue means wild! You know what!? There was a wild snake around the river close to our home. My boyfriend took a picture of it, so I will post it someday on my blog. Maybe you might know what kind that is...

anGeLine said...

Hi Jo.
Now is spring in your country??
The flower that you plant look beautiful.
You very brave because you can take the snake picture nearly.

Bradpetehoops said...

Nice garden with a Gardner Serpent.

Jo A. T.B. said...

Hi Ochi,

Thank you! By wild I meant as a slang term for amzaing! But these snakes are wild in a way, they live in the wild, but close to my home! There are so many different kinds of snakes!

Jo A. T.B. said...

Hi Angel,

Spring is finally here in my country! We did have a frost last night, but we're hoping that it was the last of the season! I kept trying to get even closer, but he kept moving!

Jo A. T.B. said...

Thanks BPH,

The snakes can startle me sometimes, when I forget they're there!

ochikeron said...

Hi jo,

That I didn't notice! Thank you for letting me know!!!

Different kinds?!
Sounds scary if you find them unexpectedly!!!

Jo A. T.B. said...

Hi Ochi,

I know their hideout now, found him sunning himself today! After we had the frost, he must of been cold, so he was laying on my mulch in the sun!

terrymcdermott said...

Great post. I am behind but will catch up.

Jo A. T.B. said...

Thank you Terry!

Joyce Ellen Davis said...

Spring is here and I can see that you are busy busy busy with spring-y stuff...I just wanted you to know I've been thinking about you. Hope your Mother's Day was grand.

Don't work too hard!

Jo A. T.B. said...

Yes Joyce very busy with Spring stuff! I'll try not to work too hard, so much to do little time!

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