Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Garden Photos


Pretty tulips, and the ever-present and aggravating ground ivy



Can you see the peas? Carrots, spinach, etc are there too but hard to spot unless you enlarge the picture by clicking on it

 The little weeping willow planted 2 years ago
 

Useful as well as ornamental--the garden bird holding Larry's rag







8 comments:

A Vintage Green said...

Looking forward to each photo update on your garden and plants.
- Joy

Mama-Bug said...

Looks wonderful! I love to see all the wonderful little green plants coming up this time of the year.

Granny Sue said...

Me too, Mama-bug! Except for the weeds. Although some, like the violets that make themselves at home in my flowerbeds, are welcome. but that ground ivy--grrr.

Mountainword said...

GSue - you should read up on ground ivy. It's a pretty versatile herb, apparently. On the web there is some good information about it: http://altnature.com/gallery/Ground_Ivy.htm

I also have heard (I think I read it in a book somewhere) that ground ivy repels witches.

Granny Sue said...

Well then I am well-protected because we've got the stuff everywhere :) I have read a bit about it but there is so much I could supply half of WV, I'm sure and still have too much in my gardens. It loves my place. I actually think it's pretty when it's not overtaking everything.

Mountainword said...

There's a lot in my yard too. Apparently it's good for helping the ground retain water during a drought, not that I need that right now. LOL The flowers are pretty though.

Nance said...

Is that ground ivy what I call "creeping charlie"? It sure sounds/looks like it. If I could relax and let it take over for the lawn (haha), it would be full of beautiful small purple flowers.

Granny Sue said...

That's what my mother called it, Nance! And Charlie-running-through-the-bushes too, but I think she made that up.

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