Thursday, October 20, 2005

"Doo, Doo, Doo, Lookin Out My Back Door"

With apologies to John Fogarty, it's actually my front door view.

This view is looking East from my front porch. If you walked through those trees, you would come to my pond...the pond of elusive catfish. The green carpet beneath the trees in the foreground is an exotic mistake I made. Boston Fern.

I had a boston fern hanging basket that petered out and I emptied it in the leaf litter. OOPs! It's in the yard proper, so exotics like ginger, bamboo, and other ornamentals are allowed, but I know it's thinking about a run for the woods. I have started replacing parts of 'ferngully' with native spiderworts and I now have a source of native ferns to transplant (more on THAT this weekend) so the boston ferns will eventually go.

It will be a long battle, but they aren't as fast as many spreaders, so I'm not stressing over it. Posted by Picasa


thingfish23 said...

City life is for friggin' CLOWNS, man.

That's what I'm talkin' about right there. Nice view.

pablo said...

I'd love to have that kind of view out my front door. Wait! I will. Thingfish is right, in his usual eloquent and to-the-point way.

Thunder Dave said...


I agree completely! Although I'm bound to the city for my livelyhood (at least for another few years), we live as far out as possible for just that reason. Just gotta love the current gas prices though! Someday soon FC, someday soon! (I'll e-mail you about details)

Floridacracker said...

Your life is ticking by while you wait. Take care.

Hick said...

Bee-utiful! We can't grow Bostons here because of the temps, but I have Japanese Painted Ferns that would turn your Bostons green with envy. I've also planted those giant woodland ferns which look great and take up a lot of property so's I don't have to spend so much money on plants.

I love your view.

Floridacracker said...

Thanks Hick,
In Home Depot a small basket of boston ferns was $8.00.
I may have a fortune in my yard :)

Floridacracker said...

I always feel uncomfortable around cities and clowns.

Rexroth's Daughter said...

FC-- You've been busy with all these posts. I don't know how I missed all of this, but all I can say is Wow. I love light like that through the trees. I agree with thingfish, although if all those clowns figured out how good we have it out in the sticks... well you see why we have to keep it a secret!

Weary Hag said...

Lovely view and I don't think Fogarty would be upset in the least. (nice reference)

We actually have bullheads in our pond out back - (that's right ... all the way up here in New England).

If all the stuff found in the woods and the wild didn't make me break out in hives and welts and itch for days, I would probably love the country life a little bit more. Guess I'm just another one of those clowns. :)

Floridacracker said...

You took the words right out of my mouth. It's our little secret.

My daughter Kate is that way. She loves agriculture and her FFA club, but her allergies keep her from weeding...she tells me.