Friday, February 15, 2013

:: Looking Ahead to Spring::

Trying to decide when is the best time to plant and what?! 
Our son in law came over on Sunday and tilled up this little patch of dirt. Formerly, the huglebeet/huglekulter and raised bed garden. 
We've decided to go away from the raised bed boxes in this particular garden this year. That is what all the mess is at the top of the photo...our old boxes. I think we're moving them to the front 
The dirt here in this spot is so rich! 

I think we're just going to put  corn and potatoes here. 
Still learning about what can be planted with what other plants. 
We thought about making it larger; but we think with the raised beds in the front, it will be enough.  

This little bunny has been living under our barn. I found out he's been sneaking in the chicken coop during the day when the door is open; and helping himself to the feed.
 This is him eating feed that Honey laid out for him.  I told him we can't be feeding every wild thing he decides to name!
Ooops! What's that?
You think that looks like my own hand...serving portions to the bunny?!
Well!... he just sat there and let me feed him.  
He's so adorable...
and quite the 'fatty'! 

Our winter has been pretty mild...this phlox has been blooming in spurts for a while. This is some that I transplanted last year-- I used to have Spearmint planted here, but the drought and heat in 2011 killed it. The dogs NEVER dug here until the spearmint died. That's why the rocks are here. To deter digging. The phlox just makes for a much prettier 'rock garden'

This is my first attempt at Xeriscaping. 
These flowers are pretty hardy-- I've sent some to Oklahoma and some to Waco...and as far as I know they've survived and have grown. These are some I thinned out from my own garden; but originally I dug them up from my brother's place in Greenville,TX.  A well traveled little plant. 

Deborah Jean's Dandelion House #96

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace,comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word.
~2 Thessalonians 2:16-17



My Repurposed Life said...

My nana always had phlox when I was young...
bunny? how cute, maybe it's a mama bunny? lol

I know nothing about gardening, so no help from me.

have a great weekend Patricia!

The Boston Lady said...

When you name the bunny.... so cute, I would have fed him/her too. Your soil does look very rich, Pat, I think your garden will do well. I look forward to following the progress of it! Ann

Cindy said...

I would love to have a large garden area this year. I don't think it will happen so I will continue to garden in buckets. Your weather sounds pretty nice, right about now.
Love and hugs, Cindy

Sandy said...

I'd so love to have such a rich garden
spot. And I love your friendly bunny.
Have fun in the garden.

Amy Kinser said...

How fun planning your garden and getting it ready. I sure enjoy the veggies we get from ours.

I hope you are doing wonderful!

Angel said...

I love the produce but not the process. LOL. I hope your garden grows well!

Unknown said...

We have a bunny in our barnyard that I found when he was no bigger than my thumb. We named him Foo Foo and he is still around (or at least I like to think so, because there's about a million rabbits in our neighborhood) driving the dog nuts!

Nice phlox!

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Everything in your post today felt Spring-y. It looks like you have a really nice garden spot. I loved seeing your chubby bunny. Do you think it's just from eating chicken feed, or maybe it is going to be a mama. Your phlox look very pretty there in the rock garden. I've never had much luck with phlox, but yours are so pretty, maybe I'll give them another try.

Kirby Carespodi said...

We love the bunnies we have here. They come around a lot more now that the dog is gone, bless his heart.

Revi said...

love that color of phlox. :) Looks like Peter Cottontail is gonna be a regular.

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

That's a sweet look with the phlox and rocks and that chubby bunny is so endearing