Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fall Is Arriving in the Ozarks

Fall in the Ozarks has arrived with cool nights and warm days!!! Our flowers we have nurtured all summer are at their peak and will soon be gone when the first frost arrives!! I love this time of year, it is one of my favorites. Soon I will be cleaning out all the beds and begin preparations for next Spring, the season of hope. Once the Chrysanthemums have faded we will plant our spring bulbs (Daffodils, Tulips and Hyacinths) that will come up in their place in the spring. They are perfect for planting in bulb gardens because by the time the Spring flowers have lost their glory the Chrysanthemums are beginning to sprout and they grow in their place. Season after season, each year they produce more and the garden becomes more beautiful as time goes by.

We use the round bed to plant spring bulbs and annuals in the spring! In the meantime it makes a pretty place to display our holiday decorations.

And how about some Azaleas in the Fall????
This is a hybrid we added this year.

We also started blue morning glories this year in our Bird Sanctuary!!! Next year they will be gorgeous!

Fall has just arrived here and we will have more pictures of the Ozarks hills as they turn into a color palette of oranges, yellows and green! We'll smell the wonderful smell of burning leaves soon and will see the Harvest Moon shining down on us!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Video of Byrum Gardens in July

Our New Bird Feeder

Ron has built us a new birdfeeder! A Gazebo style with a green roof trimmed in copper with four seperate feeding areas. He added some ornage iron trim and painted it white. Isn't it just beautiful???

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes

We've got lots of tomatoes already on the vine!! Great big, juicy ones and my favorite sweet Cherry tomatoes!!! They are growing really fast this year! Is it the wonderful top soil we have or the strange Harvest Full Moons we're having??

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Video of our Yard

A Video of our Yard,
Early Summer!!

Be sure to come back
in September to see how our garden grows!!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Visit to the Mammoth Spring Park

I saw these ducks when I went to the Mammoth Spring Park today! The Mama duck sensed I was there and headed her little ducklings to the water!! I also got a shot of three Mallard's. Nature is so beautiful this time of year!! Hope you enjoy the view!


Thursday, May 14, 2009

May Showers Bring June Flowers

The weather this year here in the Ozarks has been strange. Winter hung around longer then usual and now we are being drenched with too much rain!! The warm, humid air has given my gardens a good start but we need more sun and less rain now!!! The Hydrangeas have buds just waiting to burst open. The peonies have already bloomed, the roses are blooming, a few day lilies and it won't be long before the Crype Myrtles bloom. We've planted several new varieties this year and we already have our Tomato plants planted and staked. Cherry tomatoes are my favorite! Yum Yum!! Now if the sun will just make its presence more regularly it will grow.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Slideshow of our Spring Flowers

This is a slideshow I made from pictures of our Spring Flowers and the State Park 2 blocks from our house. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring Has Arrived In My Neighborhood

A View
of My Neighborhood

Yesterday I took a walk with my camera in hand and took pictures of the world going on outside the walls of my house. A walk to the park which was alive with activity; ducks, pigeons, beavers, turtles, rabbits and even a couple of snakes sunbathing on the warm rocks. I caught a shot of the water rushing across the rocks and the water drops in the picture seem to be in still motion. A bug happily crawling on the pear blossoms in my yard, my beautiful purple Hyacinths beginning to bloom in vivid colors from blue to purple. The Bluebird who has returned again this year to claim the birdhouse in our backyard. The little purple wild pansies and the clover with honey bees already busy gathering pollen. I made a mosaic of all the gifts of Mother Nature from her busy world that goes on around me every day. We can enjoy all of it if we just take the time to look.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Byrum Gardens

Ahhhhhhhh Spring!! I am so happy spring is almost here. I love keeping a blog on my gardening as the year progresses. Spring is the promise of all things new and so we being again. It is February 2009 and we have been clearing the woods and preparing the beds for planting. Perennials are already peeking out of the ground, Iris', tulips, day lilies, chrysanthemums just barely visible. The blue birds are dancing their mating dance around the blue bird house and the days are growing longer and warmer. We have many plans for our gardens this year!