Jul 9, 2012 | 8:17 AM PST
Holy Cow Folks! It's been a long time! Hope everyone is having a great summer. It's been very hot here in Pa. Like everywhere else. My gardens are doing well. And we extracted honey from the honey bee hive today. I will be posting pic's soon. Hope all of you are well. Sincerely, Donna
Apr 15, 2011 | 3:09 PM PST
Wow it's been awile. I would check in from time to time to see how you were all doing. I had back surgery back in January and boy it's been a long recovery. Finally on my feet again and able to bend and stoop. I bought "The Garden Flower Book " and studied durning that time hoping I would be able to garden again. This year I am planting more perennials, filling in with annuals. Working on the rock wall I have in the back yard. It's still a little chilly here. I have seeds started in the greenhouse soon to be planted in the ground in May. So, Thanks to the "Dear Lord" I'm back in action. Take care everyone. Looking forward to be back with GG friends. Donna
Aug 13, 2010 | 5:01 PM PST
Wow, Has it been hot here in Central PA. Makes me very crabby!! Had some nice down poors the last few days. My gardens went to drying up to rotting. But we did produce a lot of veggies when they choose to grow. Our honeybees are hard at work and ready to extract some more raw honey. Hope that everyone is doing well. Take Care. Garden Friend. Donna
Jul 17, 2010 | 2:56 PM PST
My husband opened the honeybee hive today and we got two trays of honey. The bee's were not to happy but they let us do what we wanted to do. We got about 5 mason jars full. Please take a look at album" today's keep of honey." Thanks, Donna
Jul 10, 2010 | 10:07 AM PST This post has been edited by an administrator
Hi Everyone, It's been a long time since I wrote my last entry. I had a few minutes from time to time to play a few games with bsmitch and our other game playing fan's. And congrats" bsmitch" to the new addition to your family. Well, my husband (Davis) and I have been attending weddings. It seems to be the year.... Our gardens are doing great.. flowers, veggies. Considering the hot dry weather we've been having. Davis and I started a new hobby....BEEKEEPING...wow
It sure is interesting. The bee population has dropped tremendously over the years. We got the hive back in May. The State of Agricultural came out to inspect it to make sure it was a healthy hive and passed all the test. They opened the hive to look for the Queen and it was amazing. Thousands of honeybee's and already making honey. We pulled one tray of honey so it could be inspected and had a little taste. Soooo Good.
So we are on our way to honey! I would like to make some candles from the wax And also researched about honey in cosmetics. Soaps. And of course all the great cooking. I have posted a few picture's in my profile of the hive and will post more as we go along. So hope you take a look . Take Care Everyone. Gardenfriend. Donna
May 4, 2010 | 9:51 AM PST
Hi Everyone...Having trouble with my african violet. A friend of mine gave it to me about a year ago it's doing good other then the fact it won't bloom.. has plenty of leaves..suggestions anyone..have a pic in my photos also if you like take a peek of some of " may flowers in bloom." .seem to pop out overnight..have a great day Donna
Apr 28, 2010 | 5:26 PM PST
Best time to get out in weed are these rainy days weeds pull up easy. Iris are just about to bloom. Moved some blulbs around that have been here for many years. It's amazing coming to a place where a garden once was 30 years ago and to see what still florishes. Think about it.
Apr 10, 2010 | 10:12 AM PST
Well the rock garden is coming alive. A lot of phlox, wild strawberry, ivy, periwinkle, crown vetch. Summer I usually fill in with small annuals. I have several spots in my yard to garden. But I tell ya there's something about poking around in my rock garden that just really brings out nature. There are crikets, little toads, little gecko. Some of the gecko's have neon colors, there small little things. They will follow me as I work my way down the rock garden. I make a small puddle of water for them and watch them drink. And sunbath on a cool piece of moss. Pretty Neat. " Have a great day Garden friends!!! Donna
Apr 9, 2010 | 11:27 AM PST This post has been edited by an administrator
Had the veggie garden tilled up with some manure added. Whewwww!!! Planting alot tomato's this year. . Greenbeans, cabbage, cukes, sweetcorn, butternut squash, zucchini. carrots, peas, cantalope, small watermelons, so good! Did a lot of canning last year. Love it. Well the temp. went from 88 to 52. Had a bad rain storm then it cleared and I captured a rainbow. Posted to my photos. My bleedingheart is also in bloom. Please take a look at Springtime photo's.
Apr 3, 2010 | 8:53 AM PST
Ahhh~ Another beautiful Day "Praise the Lord". Ready to go out and do some raking. Pick up the weeds I'v been pulling. Take my Dog's for a swim in the pond and then start cooking for Easter dinner. So I would like to wish everyone a wonderful weekend. Enjoy!!! Donna
Apr 2, 2010 | 2:10 PM PST This post has been edited by an administrator
What a day today! Got out and planted some glad bulbs. Dug up around the yard even broke a sweat!' Don't you just love it". Posted some pic's on my blog. Had so much trouble in the past trying to post, now all of a sudden it's working.
Hope you will follow me as my garden grows. As well I will with you.
Apr 1, 2010 | 8:19 AM PST
Hi My Garden Friends; Well it's been a rough winter here in Pennsylvania ,finaly the weather is acting like it's suppose to! Getting the greenhouse ready to start my seeds. Last summer was alot of prep work beacuse the ground has not been worked for a few years. So hope you take a peak every now and then to see how me gardens growing. "Happy Spring" Donna