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Gardens can wear u out!

Category: Numb's Garden Life | Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:17 pm

Spent most of yesterday out in the yard working on cleaning up some areas that still had leaves and debris on them.
At some point i moved over to some of my pampas grass and was amazed at how much old stuff and pine needles from the trees were down inside it. I still havnt finished removing all the dead stuff and am going to finish today now that i have gained back some energy. I hope it will bloom better this year as i never really cleaned them out before and usually just let the old stuff get over taken with the new growth.

my camera doesnt have a good zoom and is fairly old but i took a picture of what i think is a cardinal feeding on one of the feeders. I saw a similar looking bird too but it was a light brown colour which might be the cardinal male or female of the species?

( photo / image / picture from Green_Numb's Garden )

First pink lil flower bloom of the season on what im guessing is Shamrock/Clover?

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heres where i usually start my plants since its the place that gets a lot of sun in my yard. Im thinking of moving it since i have a established Texas Star Hibiscus stump in front of it that im afraid of kicking and stepping on.
My son has his own lil tomato kit this year in the yellow container that he got for a gift from his grandma.

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Heres a close up of the Texas Star Hibiscus just emerging from the old stump left over. Anyone know if im supposed to rip the above ground stump away each year or just break of the old long shoots? im going to mulch around this at some point.

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bsewnsew wrote on Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:34 pm:

Wow Numb

Your off to a good start.. Yep I think it is cardial.. And I love that fence..
Glad to meet you, and glad to have you .. Photos are great.


Tina wrote on Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:12 pm:

You have a great plant starting bench and I love the fence too. Good luck!


eileen wrote on Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:38 pm:

Gardening really can be tiring can't it? We've just been helping my daughter sort out hers today and I'm aching all over. I'm so used to our lovely soil here that digging in her clay stuff is back-breaking.

What handsome birds cardinals are. The other one was most likely a female as it's only the male that is bright red in colour.

It looks as though you have quite a few healthy plants started on your shelve unit. They certainly seem to appreciate the sunshine you have there.


toni wrote on Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:00 pm:

I will spend most of the next six months aching too.

Yep, female Cardinals are brownish as are the very young males.

On the Hibiscus, Just break off the old shoots or cut them off


cajunbelle wrote on Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:03 pm:

Your pink flower is oxalis. Everything looks great.


Green_Numb wrote on Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:37 pm:

thanks for the Oxalis i.d!

was thinking it was a clover plant with flower but i guess not..

now i just need to find out which Oxalis it is since there seems to be a lot..

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