Author Archives: Rosedale Gardens

Hummers & flying flowers

  I haven’t been able to post lately. My internet has been sporadic and then my computer was in the shop. I have eight hummingbird feeders up and it’s still a war zone.   Don’t use the red dye stuff as … Continue reading

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2017 daffodils

Spring is almost here.  Several of my daffodils are in full bloom right now.  

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Pelicans at Wilson Dam

And one Great Blue Heron. One of my co-workers noticed there was a nail in my tire. He mentioned that it was close to the edge and they might not be able to plug it. He was right. I landed … Continue reading

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Last of the summer butterflies

I’ve been out of pocket lately.  I’m still trying to get W C Handy pictures posted from July. Patches had surgery twice to place drains in one of her ear flaps. It was puffed up like a balloon.  Blackie is … Continue reading

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Hummingbirds 2016

This year has been a record for the number of hummingbirds I’ve had.  The last couple of months I’ve had ten feeders up and was changing out five daily. Don’t use the red dye stuff in your feeders.  A feeder … Continue reading

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Swans of Spring Park

After several years absence,  swans were re-introduced back into the pond at Spring Park.  During the spring, the newly introduced pair started nesting.  The much anticipated cygnets never materialized as the nest failed.  The following are a series of pictures … Continue reading

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Changing oil

You need to change the oil on your mower and you can’t remember the filter number to buy? I have a solution.  I use a paint pen that you can find in the the craft section to label the end … Continue reading

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Iris and Spring Blooms

My daffs are just about finished and iris are starting to bloom a little later than previous years.  Right now I’m fighting honeysuckle, privet, blackberry, hackberry and grass.  I think where the blackberry and a large amount of privet, my … Continue reading

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Free the forsythia

If you want formal, don’t plant forsythia, an old southern favorite.  It was meant to be free, not a pom pom.  Plant in full sun with plenty of room to arch out and be free form. Check out my GRIT … Continue reading

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Wheeler Wildlife Refuge trip

It was a beautiful day with temps in the sixties last Saturday.  I decided to take a trip over to Wheeler Wildlife Refuge in Decatur AL in search of sandhill and whooping cranes.  I found both, plus several species of … Continue reading

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