The soil in my front yard is poor, to say the least. During WWII the Navy dredged Silver Lake harbor (Cockle Creek to locals) in order to create a basin deep enough for their vessels. In the process the spoil was pumped into the village. Much of it went into my yard. Although it did elevate my property, the sand has few nutrients. I have introduced a few decorative plants, but they are not really thriving (I'm also not much of a gardener). However, just the other day I noticed that there is one bloom on my Knockout Rose. I thought I'd share it with you!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Ocracoke native Major General Ira Thomas Wyche. You can read the complete story here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news092110.htm.