Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Name that Snake?

We found this snake in our yard.  We checked it against the poisonous snakes in the Adirondack area so we're pretty sure it's not one of those.  Just curious about what kind of snake it was.  Any ideas?

Monday, May 14, 2012


 Spring has finally arrived and I've been able to enjoy planting my herb garden and my daughter's created a flower garden.  My husband also bought me a rose bush.

In my herb garden so far I have basil (lots!) oregano, dill, purple basil (first time), chives, shallots (planted last year), parsley, rosemary, sage and a cabbage.  The cabbage was accidentally added by my daughter who thought she was helping out.  I'm thinking it'll be far too big and I'll need to take it out, but maybe I can get a small head of cabbage first.

Hopefully the vegetable garden will be done next weekend.  Tomatoes are in the ground but it almost froze a few days ago so they were looking pretty wilted.  We'll see how they do.

What are your "must haves"?
Gerber Daisy

My new rose bush

Dark purple pansy

Raised bed flower garden

Herb garden