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Welcome to those who love to garden, spend time outside, and enjoy nature's wildlife that stop by to spend time with you!

A picture of my little garden...

Posted By bluesuze on May 21, 2008 at 5:53AM

This is the little "island" in my backyard. I've got mostly perennials growing, and nothing is blooming yet (although my peonies are just about to "pop") except for my chives (aren't they cute?) I did plant a rose bush that my son picked out for me for Mother's Day, let's hope the deer leave it alone. All the rest of my flowers will start blooming close to June, so I'll put up another pick when everything is in full bloom and it looks so pretty!

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Tulip Trees (Japanese Magnolia) are Blooming in Tennessee

Posted By sgdish on Mar 19, 2008 at 6:18AM

I just wanted to share with you the tulip tree outside my back door at home. Happy spring, everyone!

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Is anything coming up yet in anyone's garden?

Posted By bluesuze on Mar 17, 2008 at 8:46AM

This has been the longest winter ever! But I took a stroll around my garden and was happy to see my old faithfuls coming up, so I know Spring is here. My chives always come up early, and if you haven't grown chives before, they produce the prettiest purple flowers! I'll have to post a pic when they bloom. I've got some daffodills poking through, too.

Tagged with: Gardening, spring

Birds & Squirrels are Feasting in our Backyard Cafe!

Posted By sgdish on Mar 9, 2008 at 6:20PM

Although we had a little snow this weekend, the local wildlife are still getting their fill of birdseed and squirrel food. It's a chore to keep the feeders full, but they sure do appreciate it, and reward you with beautiful color during the gray winter!

Tagged with: backyard, birds, Snow

Good-bye fall, Hello winter!

Posted By sgdish on Nov 24, 2007 at 11:45AM

The last of the beautiful tree color is leaving, and we'll be left with the grayness and cold of winter. Here's hoping you keep warm and keep the sunshine bright from within...

Tagged with: Leaves, backyard, Fall

Guess Who's Back? It's Time to Name the Opossum!

Posted By sgdish on Oct 28, 2007 at 6:08PM

That's right...the nemesis of my yorkies...that pesky opossum who refuses to find a place to live out on his own and mooches off of us! I just took this picture while my dogs were trying to jump up to get him from the fence. (Did I mention they are yorkies and my fence is six feet tall? he he)

Tagged with: Opossum, wildlife, backyard, Yorkies, dogs

Mini Greenhouse

Posted By sgdish on Oct 27, 2007 at 2:55PM

I just set up a mini greenhouse I purchased from Lowe's. I'm hoping this will help some of my more tolerant plants survive the winter outside. I like the fact that it zips up when cold, and unzips and rolls up when it's okay for the plants to get fresh air! This was easy to assemble without the use of tools, and wasn't too expensive.

Funny Bunny

Posted By sgdish on Oct 18, 2007 at 7:06PM

I pulled up in the driveway after working today, and noticed a bunny just a few feet from the front door. I called my husband and asked him to grab the camera and this is the result!

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Coral Bells - Beautiful Plant

Posted By sgdish on Oct 17, 2007 at 7:29PM

Coral Bells, also called heuchera, comes in several different varieties with beautiful foliage. This particular plant has really nice foliage color and looks pretty even when it isn't blooming!

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Backyard Birds

Posted By sgdish on Oct 17, 2007 at 6:19PM

Our varied bird friends who stop by to visit and sometimes entertain, along with a few fat (not phat) squirrels, and an occasional opossum.