Forsythia Hill


Photos taken by me, living on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.
A closeup exploration of my garden and pets incorporating my online shops, ForsythiaHill.etsy.com and DontUWantMe.etsy.com. I retain the copyright and reproduction rights on all my written text and photographs.

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My neighbors have hired a crew to bulldoze and haul off, in dump trucks, their Forsythia hedge. You can see it gone on the right side of the driveway and the left is in process of being bulldozed.
I know you can do what u want with your property but give a little thought to our critters before you spend thousands of dollars to destroy nature. Foxes, skunks, chipmunks, birds, and other wildlife rely on bushy areas for cover.
We continue to think we can beat nature, mowing it down and ripping it out. May be we should work with it instead of against it.
I’m glad I expanded my Forsythia hedge, may be the poor critters will come over here for cover!

My neighbors have hired a crew to bulldoze and haul off, in dump trucks, their Forsythia hedge. You can see it gone on the right side of the driveway and the left is in process of being bulldozed.

I know you can do what u want with your property but give a little thought to our critters before you spend thousands of dollars to destroy nature. Foxes, skunks, chipmunks, birds, and other wildlife rely on bushy areas for cover.

We continue to think we can beat nature, mowing it down and ripping it out. May be we should work with it instead of against it.

I’m glad I expanded my Forsythia hedge, may be the poor critters will come over here for cover!

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My little shabby Garden Gate awaiting my entry, on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The yellow Forsythia is midway bloomed out - more COLOR to come!

My little shabby Garden Gate awaiting my entry, on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The yellow Forsythia is midway bloomed out - more COLOR to come!

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Forsythia amazes me. I’m not sure how this little bloom is hanging on through the freezing weather, but it is!
Photo taken last week in Charlottesville, Virginia on Forsythia Hill.

Forsythia amazes me. I’m not sure how this little bloom is hanging on through the freezing weather, but it is!

Photo taken last week in Charlottesville, Virginia on Forsythia Hill.

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A closeup of my Tall Lavender Garden Phlox, P. paniculata. 
It looks amazing beside my Grandmothers Fushia Peony that is in bud.

A closeup of my Tall Lavender Garden Phlox, P. paniculata. 

It looks amazing beside my Grandmothers Fushia Peony that is in bud.

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Lattice Panel Porch Railing DIY Makeover Project.

When we bought our house we inherited these ugly lattice panels that act as a railing on our enclosed screen porch.  Being thrifty, I didn’t want to just pull them off and landfill them.  I thought up an easy design to open up the panels and allow the view to come through a bit more.  With a little sawing - voila.

I really like it.  The design is also along the front side of the porch.

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Earth Day 2013
You don’t have to travel far to appreciate our planet Earth.  
Get outside today and breathe in Mother Earth.  Hear the birds, smell the fresh cut grass, and admire the Spring bulbs.  
There is so much to appreciate ~ it’s all awaiting.

Earth Day 2013

You don’t have to travel far to appreciate our planet Earth.  

Get outside today and breathe in Mother Earth.  Hear the birds, smell the fresh cut grass, and admire the Spring bulbs.  

There is so much to appreciate ~ it’s all awaiting.

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Barbara http://brian-my-left-testicle.tumblr.com/  - this flower is for u on your recent good news.
Helleborus blossom.

Barbara http://brian-my-left-testicle.tumblr.com/  - this flower is for u on your recent good news.

Helleborus blossom.

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Brilliant Pure White Daffodil.  
There are 13 different Daffodil Divisions based on classification and 25,000 registered Hybrid Species!  
I’m just happy seeing a plain white bloom!  

Brilliant Pure White Daffodil.  

There are 13 different Daffodil Divisions based on classification and 25,000 registered Hybrid Species!  

I’m just happy seeing a plain white bloom!  

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I love to incorporate flowers into my Etsy Vintage Shop.  This is a wonderfully fun book that I just listed for sale in my shop, 10,000 Gardening Questions Answered by 15 Experts, from 1948.
I’m glad I could include my little yellow Crocus and big old Maple tree roots in the photo.  http://ForsythiaHill.etsy.com.

I love to incorporate flowers into my Etsy Vintage Shop.  This is a wonderfully fun book that I just listed for sale in my shop, 10,000 Gardening Questions Answered by 15 Experts, from 1948.

I’m glad I could include my little yellow Crocus and big old Maple tree roots in the photo.  http://ForsythiaHill.etsy.com.

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Today our dear Lucy passed on.  She was the leader of the pack.  Always the last to roost - would not dare go inside unless everyone accounted for.  She also had the sharpest beak of all the hens and would pound u if u didn’t pay enough attention to her!  ”Hey human I’m down here”.
She was 5 and would lay an egg every day until about 4 months ago.  Chicken breeders have bred for production - I think they just wear out - I’ve now lost 2 of our 3 Comets - the 3 Leghorns are still laying and doing well.  Their eggs were smaller and they would not always lay each day - I think that makes them live a bit longer.
Here is to u Lucy girl - we bless your little heart.

Today our dear Lucy passed on.  She was the leader of the pack.  Always the last to roost - would not dare go inside unless everyone accounted for.  She also had the sharpest beak of all the hens and would pound u if u didn’t pay enough attention to her!  ”Hey human I’m down here”.

She was 5 and would lay an egg every day until about 4 months ago.  Chicken breeders have bred for production - I think they just wear out - I’ve now lost 2 of our 3 Comets - the 3 Leghorns are still laying and doing well.  Their eggs were smaller and they would not always lay each day - I think that makes them live a bit longer.

Here is to u Lucy girl - we bless your little heart.

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The Forsythia is starting to bloom on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.  
Whisk winter away…
and trade for Spring Flowers today.

The Forsythia is starting to bloom on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.  

Whisk winter away…

and trade for Spring Flowers today.

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Willow in the Mist ~ on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Willow in the Mist ~ on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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At least one more week of cold temperatures in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Tomorrow it will be 20 degrees below normal for this time of year!
I’m glad the little Purple Crocus is in bloom to remind me Spring IS around the corner.

At least one more week of cold temperatures in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Tomorrow it will be 20 degrees below normal for this time of year!

I’m glad the little Purple Crocus is in bloom to remind me Spring IS around the corner.

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A friend helped me finally extend my little Stone Wall.  It was nice to use up the mini boulders we had all about.  

I just had to transplant a few Daffodil along the curve and some miniature Mondo Grass.  I think I’ll plant a little old fashioned Creeping Phlox at the end of the wall and at the base of the tree roots.

At least now I won’t toddle off the slope or trip over tree roots and my wheel barrow can easily make it into the Veggie Garden.

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Bloom Happens.

These Daffodils were planted by my Grandmother before 1960.  They are always the first to open each year.  Plain old Daffodils, love ‘em.

This was their development over 16 days from 3/1 - 3/17.  I did cut a few for inside enjoyment during this time.

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