Thursday, January 29, 2009

More Cold Weather

The temperatures are down again. During the day the sun is nice, but the wind is fierce. Can't enjoy getting out. I hurried out to the greenhouse to check on everything and the poinsettias are just beautiful...3 feet tall and vibrant red. What a shame no one is getting to enjoy them. I would put them out front, but the wind would tear them apart.

Ed has been staying inside doing fixit stuff and painting. It's good to get that done. We'll replace carpet in the computer room next. He went squirrel hunting yesterday and shot a few to put in the freezer. His grandson loves squirrel and gravy (isn't that so "Southern").

Monday night the North Mobile Garden Club held a meeting to discuss the upcoming Garden Tour. Our yard will be on tour May 9, 2009. It was suggested that we have our Garden Journal on display at that time. Well, all that I had was a steno pad with notes---so I spent two days creating a GJ with pictures. I was rather pleased when I got it together! But, looking at the yard, Oh My Gosh--there is a lot of cold damage. AND, Ed got the spontaneous notion to move the azaleas from front of the house to the property line and that leaves nothing but starter boxwoods in the front. Not exactly the image we need for the tour.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Bird sitings on January 17,2009

Ed put cornbread on the bird feed table along with seed and later we saw a big male bluebird, goldfinch, wren, oriole, redwing blackbird, 3 cardinals, woodpecker, and a sapsucker. Several dove flew in later.

January 19 2008

Again the weather is turning cold and windy. Should be in the 30's tonight and tomorrow 20's.

I have a Nun's Orchid shooting up 2 bloom stalks. They are about 1 foot in height now. The pot is in a Southern exposure picture window.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Stormy Weather

The weather here has been too ugly to work outside today. The wind was blowing like a storm. Yesterday was quite nice and I was able to get out and get my hands dirty. I have several poinsettia plants that I've nursed into blooming, so I took them out of the (small) greenhouse and placed them around in the yard--by the front door and in front of the greenhouse.