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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