Tuesday, September 1, 2009

TRASHY TERRAIN TUESDAY

Hey Hounders, It your old pal Jubal with a new feature that we ripped off, err, borrowed from our friends Storm, Zim, Ammy, and Dave, otherwise known as The Army of Four. The live in Manhattan. No dummy not THE Manhattan; the other Manhattan outside the gate of Fort Riley, Kansas. You know, the place where Toto and Dorothy were from. Ms. Gulch, Auntie Em and Professor Marvel's Travelin' Medicine Show and all that stuff. That Manhattan.
Anyhows, every Sunday one of the Army Brats conducts a tour of their very meticulously landscaped grounds and points out the various plants and flowers blooming throughout their yard. Yeah, yeah, we are jealous but we appreciate the more rural natural landscape of metropolitan Bumpass, VA. So we figured we'd have some material if one of us Bumpass Hounds conducted a tour of our naturally landscaped terrain. We call our feature Trashy Terrain Tuesday. Let's get started, shan't we. The top photo is me standing out by the road at the head of our #2 blue pea gravel driveway. The blue gravel is actually gray and was imported from the rock quarry over on the far side of Beaverdam. Notice the encroaching vegetation working it's way into the gravel so as to bring a contrasting touch of green to the overwhelming gray tones of the gravel; isn't it beautiful?

The below picture is shows one of the irregular stones that somehow bypassed the crusher at the quarry. I like to dig these large irregular stones out of the driveway and drop them randomly around the grass in the front yard. I usually do this when the grass is high so as to conceal them from my siblings. When dad mows the front lawn with the riding mower he usually finds them. The lawn tractor has a metallic signal it makes when one of my irregulars is located.


Next I'd like to show you an area of the front lawn that is/was somewhat higher than the grade of the rest of the lawn. Our dad is paintakingsly bringing the high area down to the level of the surrounding yard. During this effort we've had to sacrifice some of the vegetation that was growing atop the high spot. Another year or two and we should have it completed.


This is one of the ornamental plants that dad planted along the walkway to the porch. he has yet dug up or mulched the plant bed as he has planned to do. Radar uses this plant as a marker to tell him he has to go about another two feet to the left to avoid hitting the porch railing.
Well that's about all the time we have for this premier edition of Trashy Terrain Tuesday. We'll continue the tour next Tuesday. If you've got any questions regarding the plants, trees and flowers of Virginia, please feel free to contact the Virginia Department of Agriculture or the Virginia Department of Forestry. They'll probably know the answers to your questions. Have a GReat day.
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- Jubal and The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties
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8 comments:

Tracey and Huffle said...

Wow, your landscaping is nearly as good as ours was before the men came.

Huffle Mawson

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Woowwooooo Jubal!!!
What a great great great post!!!!
We love your trashy plants....your grass....your garden.....Ohhhhhhhh.....so you dig tons of stone????!!!!!
OMDDDDDD!!!!
We want be there with you!!!!!!!
Your vegetation is soooooooooooooo natural.......like before the men coming on the earth!!!!!!!
sure you live in a wonderful place!!!!
Thanks for sharing with us.....and can't wait to read your next post about your trashy terrain!!!!!
And BORU......
another great words for us!!!!
We agree with you!!!!
Spend moments with pur family is one of the best moment in pur life!!!!
HAve a wonderful week dear friends!!!!
WE LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!

Bob said...

Jubal, We really enjoyed your post, it's great the know the surroundings of our buddies and kitties.
We look forward to this feature.
Boru those are great words of wisdom.
You are a very wise feline.

Hamish & Sophie

Tee said...

what an interesting post of plants and landscape.

licks and wags

Tuffy and the Dog WOods Pack

Fred said...

That's hilarious! That's totally what our yard would look like, too...if we had one! BOL!

The Army of Four said...

Oh, wow! That was totally cool! Looks like a great place to zoom around in. Here's one question for you, though - that ornamental plant? Is it tasty? I'd have to take just a liiiiiiiiittle taste of it. Oh, sure, I'd get that "Nonononozimmienonononono" thing outta Mom, but seriously - who listens?
Play bows,
Zim
PS: Your dad might really like seeing this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3Z52GKONPc
I hope all schools follow suit!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Can anyone do Trashy Terrain Tuesday? We think we got some to share! Also, we always tell our momma to be a good girl cuz one day she will be old and she will need us to beg for her food on the street corners!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Your yard looks sooooo furry khomfy!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

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