Monthly Archives: April 2012

Friday Garden Walk

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Noticed that Wildlife was Busy Today, So I grabbed the Camera and here’s what I was able to Capture.

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I was amazed that Papa Cardinal allowed me to be so close to His Lil Ones. I have not seen the Mother.

My Hummingbird Bush that I need to cut back somehow stays the Busiest with Visitors. The Purple Flower is a Mexican Petunia.

My Lizard friends are always around me when I am pulling weeds, they wait for a meal to be disturbed from the ground and pounce! They have at times crawled on my hands or arms to wait for their meal to appear.

 

Cucumber & Cream Recipe

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Mornin! Found the “Cucumber & Cream” Recipe! (Always in the Last Place you Look for it!)

These are Stored in your Fridge in a Crock. They will last a good time! That is if they are not eaten up first!

Cucumber  & Cream

12 Medium Cucumbers Peeled & Sliced                 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper

2 Tablespoons Salt                                               1 Pint Heavy Whipping Cream

1 Medium Onion Sliced in Rings                            1 Pint White Vinegar

2 cups Sugar

Put Sliced Cucumber’s & Sliced Onion’s into a Crock, Add Salt & Cover (w/plate). Let stand for 6 hours.

Drain off Water, Add Sugar, Mix til dissolved. Add Pepper, Vinegar & Cream. Stir until incorporated. Refrigerate.

It’s a Spring Thing!  🙂

My Walk this Morning

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In My Lil Slice, I have a little of everything going on. Over the Years I have Planted what has caught my eye, and I was able to grow here in My 9 zone. And of Course Plants given to me Thru the Family.  Gardening is at the Whim of the Gardener. It can start Simple & Small, then add as years go by… In Gardening it takes time, Trial & Error…Learning your Region & what plants are for your area.   Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder… As in Art’s & Crafts, All it takes is Imagination, and a Dream.  We all have Creative Abilities.

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This is a Handed Down 4 Generation Climbing Rose. Mine Varies in Bloom color, some are Dark Pink/White, and the ones shown here Light Pink/White. The cluster has 17 buds.

Amaryllis  I planted One, 3 years ago, now I have about 30.

 Butterfly Attractor,(I am not good w/Names! My biggest downfall!) This Plant I got 3 Years ago,  The Past few Winters were Harsh that I had to trim it all the way down, but Lil Bugger keeps coming back!  This year was such a Mild one it gave this one a chance to grow.

Hummingbird Bush (Again, Names) Had this for 3 years. The Bush itself is 6ft x6ft. (I am trying to figure out how to Prune it back!) I captured one of the visitors to this Bush…Bee’s Love this, they swarm all thru the day! Along with 3 Types of Butterflies, Bumble Bees & of course My Hummingbird who Protects His Territory by chasing other Hummingbird’s Away! Will Try to get more Pics Of the Visitors!

Red & Pink Pentas, Another Butterfly Attractor.  Had The Red ones for 2 Years, The Pink one My Lil Grandson brought Home to me from School last year.

Gerber Daisy Salmon Color. Had this Lil Fellow going on 4 Years, Always comes back for me. 🙂

Handed Down Lily 3 Generations, The Bloom Colors vary with this one also, From a Dark Magenta, Vary Stages of Pink to at times Blooming White. I have counted up to 20 Blooms on One Stalk.

Angel Wing Begonia  Have in a Container outside of my Screen Porch out back.

This is my Bird Feeding/Squirrel Area. It’s a Pagoda Style to keep the Cooper’s Hawks, and other Predator Bird’s from swooping in while they feed. (I’ve had the Hawks land on top of the Pagoda). I have in the forefront a Joseph’s Coat Rose. In the Back a Wisteria who is still very young. In the back Left of Pic a Cape Cod Honeysuckle. I have Ground Doves, Cardinals (Mr. & Mrs.), Blue Jays, Mockingbirds, Red Headed Woodpeckers, Wrens, Migratory Birds. (Names Again). This area is still a work in Progress. At the Bird feeder is a Ground Dove. On the Lattice to the bottom Left…One of the Many Squirrel’s.

Caladiums, They came out very Early this Year, But then again Had a Warm Winter…which makes me wonder if We’ll have a Very Hot Summer…

Thanks For Your Time… God Bless!   ~Pam