Plants, animals, and people living in Coastal North Carolina are influenced by large, shallow bodies of water, called "Sounds." The Sound's daily influence can be a challenge or a gift. The word "sound" also means "in good condition; not damaged, injured, or diseased." Sound Harvest and Garden will try to reflect both those meanings, as I aim for sound vegetables, herbs, chickens, eggs, and ornamentals, all from my home by Core Sound.
Friday, January 6, 2012
A little late
I didn't notice this before the holidays, but look at this astounding mistletoe in the red bay in my front yard. I never have seen so many berries! Now this parasitic plant is just another sign that this poor tree is severely stressed. It's roots on one side were covered by a neighbor adding fill soil to their yard, and the tree has been struggling ever since. Last year it had the worst scale insect infestation I have seen. Now the mistletoe. Well, maybe now I will at least be kissed under the tree before it goes!