Monday, April 14, 2008

genuine fungus

Black Fungus

Appears to be a lichen of some sort, here's a pic with the original packaging.

Lichens on my Cinnamon?

There appears to be a lichen of some sort growing on my cinnamon - well I don't know if it's still growing or not, it is currently living in a glass jar with a lid.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Fairie Names

I was visiting Au Fil du Jardin's blog and found a link that will tell you what your Fairy Name is and I found that my fairy name is:

Your fairy is called Hex Icefilter
She is a bone chilling bringer of justice for the vulnerable.
She lives in places hexed and tainted by black magic.
She is only seen on midsummer's eve.
She wears black feathers and rose petals. She has icy blue butterfly wings.
Hmm a person could produce some very interesting artwork based on this description alone!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Mirror Frame

This old frame was attached to a dresser that is basically no more, I plan to paint it have John insert a piece of plywood, that will be painted with chalk board paint, and will then attache it to the front of the house. Oh and I plan to attac some vintage blue quart jars to the frame to fill with flowers and such ;-) I'm thinking a nice pink will make the frame look wonderful, with some red over aqua in the recessed areas.

New Front Fence

I found this vintage fencing material along a road in Valley Junction a few weeks ago - they were having their "throw it out weekend" John wasn't all that excited about picking it up, can't say I blame him it has WORK written all over it!

I have plans for John to cut it into panels and trim it out with wood and attach it to wood fence posts. The wood he's planning on using is from a salvage job of an old garage. I just need to find my recipe for white wash so I can paint the wood white.

Front Garden

This is the front along the porch, I put down some sort of garden cloth and then the mulch. later this week I'll plant tulips, iris, asian lilies, and hostas out there, and put the muddy area back into grass ;-)

New Path

Through the ole mud patch! I've been slowly plugging away at the lawn this week, trying to get all the leaves raked up (a never ending battle) the creeping charlie beaten back (a defeating battle) and the grass seed spread (good luck with the weather on that one)! I was really happy to see that my Asian Lilies survived the winter, they were in a pot in the yard so the goal this week is to get them transplanted to the front lawn.

The hostas should be ready to transplant in another week or so, my peonies are breaking the soil as are the lilies of the valley, tulips, and tirger lilies.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Jerusalem Artichokes

Well spring has finally sprung here, it's supposed to be 66 F here tomorrow, and if it hasn't sprung then I'm pretending it has anyway! I've been doing yard work, will take some pictures of that tomorrow, I've been putting down mulch and pavers in the areas that I've decided are permanent walkways and trimming everything back.
I cleaned the Jerusalem Artichoke garden and found some really nice tubers, will be making these up with a batch of green beans.