Sunday, April 13, 2014

Gardening

It's a good thing that I like to garden as much as I do because it is the only thing that enables me to let go of winter.  And it was the best winter we have had in years.  It was 78 degrees yesterday and will be 84 today so the lettuce went into the raised bed.
 I was able to plant 6 different varieties in this bed.

 Teddy wants to visit the lower gardens and waits patiently for me to open the gates after I finish watering.

 This is the time of year when we post stupid pics like this one.  Those tiny green flecks are my first radishes.  So exciting!

 I wish I could remember what I planted in the Apostle planter last year.

 I have to go back to last year and see what I planted here.  I think some of these are day lilies.

 I have been studying this for days and I think it is time for it to come down.  I am investigating the possibility of having a grand gazebo built here.  This one was built from black locust trunks and is slowly returning to the earth. I would like to build one that could act as a guest cottage.

 Chows love nothing more than to observe their domain.

 She only moves her head looking for any movement below. She is ready to spring into action at the slightest sign of any movement.

 She checks every bit of the lower garden.

 You never know where a bad kitty might be hiding.

 After her job is done, she descends to the pond.

 But wait.....

 Teddy smells something.  (click to enlarge any photos)

 She decides it is not a threat and stomps through the pachysandra.

 Currents leafing out.

 The rhubarb is unfurling.

 Lots of asparagus popping up.

 These trees covered only 2/3 of the neighbors house 8 years ago.  No prying eyes now!

 Drink time.

 The red spots are the fish.

 For whatever reason, the fish swim up to Teddy when she drinks.  Stupid fish.

 The tour is over and after assuring herself the gardens are safe from intruders, she heads home.

 A short stop for a pooh...I spared you that shot.  However, notice how Teddy runs as fast as she can from her poop? It never ceases to make me laugh.  She is a serial pooper.

Job well done Teddy!  You took care of a lot of stuff in a short period of time.