Wednesday, January 20, 2010

In the Garden

biped...."Last Week I told you of all the trees that we got from our nursery. Someone asked if I got them all planted and the answer was kinda sorta. The ladies at the "Master" gardener's class would most likely disagree see'n as some of the bundles of 25 where split into thirds and thus became natural game cover. This little guy below is a "white pine. The pine trees were'nt clumpted together, just the things like the red barked dogwood."

biped...."The next two pictures are of daffodils and tulips that are just peeking their noses above the soil line. We're really lucky because our bulbs naturalize and come back every year. Some people have problems with moles and gophers but we don't. We think it's because 90 percent of Missouri is rock."

biped...."This is Grandma's tree. She paid a little boy .75c for it when it was about six inches tall. She's a sucker for little boys."

biped...."These little guys are my second favorite bulb. Or third favorite. Its a muscari or grape hyacinth. In warm weather climates they bloom in the fall, here they bloom in March or April. They are great naturalizers and they're also great in containers. I got their grandparents over fifteen years ago in a Harry and David gift box."

biped...."Oh and before you ask, did all those trees survive? Not really but it wasn't my fault. The ones we planted in the front yard did great, buuuut the ones we planted in the back yard died. Every single one of them. Perhaps you heard a little ole lady screaming about four years ago.? Yup it was Grandma who discovered that the squirrels pulled up every single one. And ate them. Yeah it was real close to squirrel soup there for a couple weeks."


Brian said...

I can take care of those squirrels for you! Just kidding, ornery things!

Furkidsmom said...

Many years ago Mom planted over 300 bulbs in our yard in New Jersey. The vishus deer ate well that year!

Sniffie and The Florida Furkids

Angel and Kirby said...

Mom would love to get Grape hyacinth's started again. She forgets to put them out in the fall.

Cat Street Boyz said...

We don't see many squirrels 'cause we haven't many trees but we are finally growing grass!
Thank you so much for all your purz & prayers, the last few months have had many ups and very low downs. ICE certainly was a big up and Tinker getting better sure was too. We are looking forward to spring, the trees waking up again and fun on our deck. (((Huggs)))=^Y^=the Cat Street Boyz & Family

A Few Good Cats said...

Well, at least other living things were helped by your late great little trees. (We like squirrels, especially big, fat and slow ones!)

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Nice to see your forest, and well, if they helped feed something too, well it's natures way