Showing posts with label bluegrass. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bluegrass. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Finding Rhododendron

Hey..I hope you're have a great Wednesday.
My quest yesterday for mountain laurel left me then wanting for Rhododendron.
I think I was also in need of some solace and I usually  find that in the woods for some reason.
I did run across some tall and scraggly Rhododendron
Most of the time, you will find it in some mountainous region a whole hill or mountain side covered and the limbs and leaves will be plum to the ground. 
What I found wasn't that way but I'm assuming if I walked much further up this mountain we live at the foot of I would have come across a much more substantial find.

I saw these two yesterday when I was digging up some mountain laurel. Today before I went to the woods I looked up Rhododendron on line to see how to gather some and get it to take root. Nothing I found exactly applied to me for the simple fact all the branches are so high and I was really not seeing any evidence of new growth at the ground.

After pulling back some leaves I saw these shoots. A few of them had a small dark green leaf on them. I felt pretty sure it was baby Rhododendron. 

I took my spade and dug up not much more than a handful or two. I also snipped a few clippings from the branches with some leaves and may try to root it. 
I'm not sure it will take. They are mighty tender and sometimes things just don't do well once disturbed. 

 If it's meant to be hopefully I'll see some growth. 
Oh my word, I know it will be a lifetime before seeing any real return on this endeavor but it has been fun to see what may come of it all.
Thank you for stopping by to check in on my unconventional gardening methods.
I wish you a very
Blessed Day!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Link Union

Good mornin' 
I just have to share a new little bluegrass band with you! Anybody that knows me knows I'm a big bluegrass fan. I am also a big Marty Stewart fan and just have to watch him every Saturday on the RFDTV channel. After the Marty Stewart Show there is also the Midwest Country Show; this is sometime a bit simple and it is very local artists most the time. Sometimes I don't prefer it but I was so excited to hear the band Link Union this past weekend. 
I just love 'em!
I wish the whole show would have been just them!
There young, cute, and absolutely talented!
I've liked them on the facebook in hopes that I'll know if they every get anywhere close to Stuart, Virginia.
So I can't help myself but share them...

This video is from 2011, they are older and there music has gained so much more depth.
This is also on of my all time favorite songs.

And one of my Marty Stewart ~Superlative favorites...