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Friday, December 31, 2010

Bird ID and Greenhouse Update...

It's New Years Eve, hope you have special plans. We will stay at home and DH will set off some fireworks for us, we like it simple and safe.

We had a flock of birds flying all around our woods yesterday. I somehow managed to get a couple of okay photos, is this the Cedar Waxwing?
Love the bandit mask and the yellow tip on the tail feathers.
I've been a little busy playing in the greenhouse, wanna see?

My son bought me the indoor outdoor carpet and the little space heater for my birthday, PERFECT! He put it on top of the foam insulation that DH had already put on the floor. The heater has kept the greenhouse around 65 degrees the last two nights, it turns off and on to keep the temperature and also has the cut off feature if it gets knocked over. Thanks for the help on the heater Ms. Dorothy over at http://mawdot.blogspot.com I found these chrome shelves on sale at Lowe's, also perfect!

The thermometer that I purchased for a whopping $2.47 at Home Depot, also has a humidity gauge on it. I placed a bucket of water in the greenhouse to keep the air from being to dry. So far it's read in the normal range...
Here she is all buttoned up for the night. I can't quit staring at it, I'm in love!

I potted up some Phlox, Datura and Chinese Lantern seeds. I read that Phlox does not always come true to the parent plant, like David. Anyone know?

In the garden yesterday I planted 36 Mixed Ranunculus bulbs, also hoping the ones I had last year return, 21 Yellow Onions and 10 Pink Event Gladiolus.

I spotted some Crocus poking up from the soil too.

It's been a good two days!

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Today I am Thankful to share my joy with all of you.

43 comments:

Ewa said...

Darla, your greenhouse looks fab! Lots of new possibilities.
Happy New Year 2011!

Marsha said...

I'm a little bit envious! I can't wait to see all the new things you start inside of there.

Yes, the bird is a cedar waxing.

Happy New Year!

Millie said...

Oh, it'a looking so good! What a nice gift...

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Obviously, you are comfortable in your new greenhouse. It looks like it's always been there and everything looks settled.

tina said...

It's a beauty! Definitely a cedar waxwings. There should be more close by. Happy New Year!

Dorothy said...

Good morning, Darla! Yes, that's a Cedar Waxwing! It's one of my favorite birds, and I hardly ever get to see them!
Your greenhouse is looking wonderful!!! You are going to get so much enjoyment out of this!
Thanks for the link to my blog;-)
Wishing you all the best in the New Year!

Dave said...

I would love to see a flock of waxwings near us! Very cool birds. The greenhouse looks great!

RainGardener said...

I've never seen a Cedar Waxwing that I know of but he sure is pretty. The greenhouse is looking great. What fun you're going to have. I get up in mine and hate to leave. I was just looking at heaters the other day. I've never put one in yet. It's so full I don't know where I will put it.
You are going to love it more with each day!!!

Grace Peterson said...

Darla Dear, Kudos again to Rusty and your son for their help in making your dream come true. I love, love, love your greenhouse. And as I said before, no one deserves it more. Now be sure to pull yourself away once in awhile. LOL

Sweetpea said...
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Sweetpea said...

That is a really cute bird. I looked up the type of bird and it looked like it was a Cedar Waxwing. They are very pretty birds.


Sweetpea

NanaK said...

Your greenhouse looks so neat and all the plants look warm and happy. What are your plans for it in the summer?

Rebecca said...

What a delightful greenhouse! Happy New Year!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Aren't the Cedar Waxwings so pretty? I wish we had them around here. I knew you were going to have fun with that greenhouse. It looks wonderful with all of your touches to it.Happy New Year to you!

Nickie said...

man, i love that greenhouse!!!!! The wind would destroy it here though....:( It would have to be bolted down really well!!

Missy said...

I think I get more jealous each time you post a picture of that! :D I'm so glad for you.

Marydon said...

I am GREEN with envy ... I want one so badly, lucky you!

Thank you for your wonderful friendship, look forward to many wonderful moments with you to come, my friend.

I wish you the best of joys, life & loves this New Year.
Hugs of love,
Marydon

George said...

I really like your greenhouse. Your gardens will be even more productive and beautiful in 2011.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Your greenhouse is AWESOME, Darla... I'm SO jealous!!!!!! You are going to LOVE it.

Your bird is a Cedar Waxwing--but I'm sure others have told you that by now.

Happy New Year!
Hugs,
Betsy

Patsy said...
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Patsy said...

I see the fun has begin in the greenhouse.

Happy New Year and I am looking forward to all our visit's in 2011.
Hugs

Floridagirl said...

Oh, I miss the cedar waxwings from my old Georgia garden. I've only seen one once in Florida, and it was lying stunned on the ground after a collision with a restaurant window. That was up in Gainesville. I'm wondering if they ever even come down as far south as where I live.

Floridagirl said...

Oops, forgot to mention...You're greenhouse is looking good!

Dar said...

How I love, Love, LOVE your greenhouse...I'm afraid I am Green with Envy. You are going to have a blast playing there. Your gardens are already delicious, I can just imagine the magic you will create.
The Cedar Waxwings are gorgeous.
BlessYourHeart and HappyNewYear

perennialgardener said...

I love your Greenhouse Darla, nope didn't hear you screaming when you got this wonderful present. Somehow I got very behind on reading your blog. Hope you have a very Happy New Year. :)

Charlotte said...

Lovely greenhouse ... and Happy New Year! Charlotte

JOHNSON, Cotswold Hills, England. said...

Thanks Darla for your new year wishes and glad that you enjoyed my post.

I am so envious of your warm climate and lovely greenhouse. It will be a few months before I see a crocus in the garden or am able to plant anything!

A happy and healthy new year to you and to all your family.

Johnson

Mandy said...

I think I'm in love with your greenhouse!! It's absolutely wonderful...enjoy!

Deb said...

love your green house Darla...cute bird....

Meems said...

Darla,
She's a beaut... your family has taken very good care of you as you have done the same for them for so many years! I can see why you can't quit staring.
Meems

sweetbay said...

I love Cedar Waxwings, and your greenhouse! It looks great!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Happy New Year!
I'm in love with that green house, too.
I'm wondering...has your neighbor been down to check it out yet?

Teresa said...

Girl, I am in LOVE with it too! I have greenhouse envy now.

NellJean said...

Hooray for the Greenhouse! I don't see a chair. It is a wonderful place to play out of the wind and rain.

My cat thinks it is a place to play Ike of the Jungle and the dog thinks it is a gymnasium. They love to nibble on the lemon grass I potted up just for them.

Oh, the fun you are going to have!

Julie said...

Funny...I keep staring at your greenhouse too!!! IT IS SO PURDY!!!!!

Char's Gardening said...

Love the green house!! I just found your blog and am enjoying it.

flyskræk said...

Mixed Ranunculus bulbs, also hoping the ones had last year return, 21 Yellow Onions and 10 Pink Event Gladiolus.Most of the people are very like it and enjoy it in this garden.

mattresses said...

Birds garden so very nice and interesting garden so that can be know that and enjoy it in this garden. Mostly are very visiting in this garden and enjoy it. There are different types birds in the garden.

Haslett Lawn Service said...

In the garden has a prepared different types of birds in the garden so that can be know that and enjoy it in this garden. So very lovely and enjoyable also informative garden shared.

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