Monday, May 16, 2011

Hummingbird Feeders

Today I added Humming Bird feeders to the new window garden area. This blog IS called BIRDEES and BLOOMS, so it's reasonable to say I need to start posting some bird stuff. Let's try and gets some birds in this yard. I figured Hummingbirds would be fairly easy to pull in, and my research says this area is loaded with them. I never seen one in my area of NY, so I'm quite excited at the possibility of seeing them here. Now that I have these awesome flowers every where I'm seriously starting to take a major interest in birds. I'm a novice, but with some research on the internet I have started a game plan for getting some birds to come hang out with us in our lovely new garden area. My cats should just LOVE that, lol. 

I am going to apologize for my bad photography skills here again. IX-NAY on the vertical pictures and the cheesey ball frame!!! Hopefully the Hummingbirds forgive me and come for some yummy food anyway.

Bring on the Hummingbirds...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Redoing the front window garden area

So the time has come for us to do some major overhauling to the front window garden area. It needs some well needed love and TLC.  Step one, strip everything from that area including the pines that had kine-rot on each side.  It's crazy how enormous this bed is now that it's completely cleared out. I think it makes the front of the house look bugger, and it's going to fun to plant up! 

Do you see it?...I'm not sure you can...I know you see it...I can see it. The gorgeous little girl fountain pouring water out of her watering can makes me so happy. I am so in love with fountain. I have always wanted a water feature in my yard before, and this was the perfect fit. The instant I saw her sitting in the garden shop I knew I had to have her. I have a feeling this lovely little girl is going to be gracing my window garden area for many years to come. We used sand to level her out prior to pouring in the mulch.

We both worked so hard, and this is the final result. We worked on it all day, as you can see by the picture, the sun started going down. This is the start of a good thing. I can only picture gorgeous gardens planted here year after year. Below is a picture of my fountain in action. So loving it! 

More pictures to come! 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Timbeeeeeeeeeeeeer - Tree Down

Today this beautiful tree must come down. It got some type of rot, I'm wanting to say pine-rot but not 100% that was the case.  It is spreading around a lot of the pines trees in this area. I even seen a few dead Pines in the neighbors yard as well. It's not pretty and quite sad. Here is the poor thing at the peak of it's destress. We had to put it out of it's misery and take it down.