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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Grenville Returns

and seems better than ever. Of course that’s one of those statements that may need a little qualification. AND thanks go out to all of you that sent get well wishes, and to those that didn’t,,,,, well you know who you are (and so do i). My stay at the Betty White Clinic and Creamery did the trick, and i lost some weig100_0348ht too (what a deal). For the rest of the week i have been in the green house working on a new Hybrid of the Fudge Tree. I realize that it doesn’t look like much now,  but wait till it blooms.

And since we are in the green house, the Spinach is starting to100_0345 look like Spinach. The Broccoli, Cauliflower and Scallions still have their cotyledon   leaves but are doing well. Hopefully we will see some edible results in a few weeks.

Tomorrow starts a new project for a group i belong to , Master Naturalists (no not the ones who run through the woods nekid!!!!), as we start reclaiming another 75 acres of a  former farm as part of a Natural Area Presewax myrtlerve for the VA. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation. This will be the third area we have reclaimed on this farm in three years. Our starting method is to plant Wax Myrtle (Myrica cerifera) bushes which are a native species here and a fast grower. They are very similar to the northern Bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica) and have the same type of berries which provide great food and habitat for the birds and other critters.  Eventually Loblolly Pines (Pinus taeda) will take over through natural succession. More pictures from this tomorrow.

But now it is time for for another romantic movie,, “French Kiss” with Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline.

5 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Could we have a cutting from that fudge tree?

Ginny said...

O.K., the only words that are sticking in my head are Fudge Tree! A tree that grows fudge? Would that be chocolate or peanut butter?

Daisy said...

Your new plants look like they are doing great. Good luck with reclaiming the farm area into the Nature preserve.

Anvilcloud said...

Those little, green shoots look charming to me right about now.

L. D. Burgus said...

It is nice to see green plants are sprouting somewhere in the world.

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