Wednesday, April 30, 2008

We're Gonna Try It

We are going to try and grow a garden here in the Sandhills of North Carolina. We put in the first of our seeds about a week and a half ago, then last week we planted some reasberry, Blackberry and Blueberry bushes. Will is now in the process of fencing it all in. Here is how it looks so far:

Will tilling our spot
Watermelon & Canteloupe
The half-finished fence
We are also growing corn, tomatoes, zuchinni and pie pumpkins, just no pictures of those yet. I will continue to update as the harvest progresses!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008, APRIL is Busting Out All Over!

Well, I have quite a few new pictures to post. New things are starting to happen in my little patches of dirt, and I am quite pleased. But, Will and I are most happy with the fact that the Crape Myrtles that we spent hundreds of dollars on last fall are all alive and blooming! Whew!

I am also finally getting around to planting my Lobelia and Cosmos that I grew from seed and have been nurturing since February! I'm really excited to see how they do in the "real world!"

My "New Baby" daffodils are FINALLY booming! They are so tiny and cute!

And, sad day, I think the last of my tulips have bloomed. Fortunately, I got some GORGEOUS pictures of them before they go!

Oh, and one final thing (for now!) I planted 3 day lillies and I can't beleive how well they are taking off! I planted this guy less than two weeks ago and all it was was that one white stem that you can see at the bottom. Now look at it! Crazy!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

What a Difference Water Makes!

When I moved back to North Carolina last summer, the state was in the middle of a severe drought. Because I was in Utah for most of the summer, what little lawn we did have quickly burned, shriveled and died. The top pictures in each grouping are what I came back to. Pretty pathetic, really.

So when Will got back in October, his mission quickly became to grow a thick, lush lawn that he didn't have to be embarrased by. Everyone told us that you simply can't grow a lawn from seed here in North Carolina, but Will was undaunted. After a good couple seedings, a big bag of fertilizer and WATER, the pictures beneath are what we have thus far:

Pretty Maids All in a Row

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Even More Tulips

I love how these tulips are opening up. They look like stars!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

More Tulips

I am thinking (but not SURE) that this pink one is going to be a "Red Lips" tulip. It is part of a blend I ordered called "The Lovers Blend." I love how it has a pointed shape to the petals. The white one, however, is a mystery to me! We will see if it gets more color as the days go on...

Monday, March 3, 2008


My Dreamland Tulips made their appearance yesterday. They are quite lovely, and quite different from the Barcelonas (which are, sadly, now starting to wilt.)