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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017


The irises are blooming at Garden on Sherlock Street.  These purple ones are always first.  There was a small clump of them here when we moved in.  I have spread them around the garden and shared them with a lot of friends.  This shot is along the alley.
The tulip display ended here just over a week ago when we were hit with a deluge.  Almost four inches of rain with a lot of small soft hail in about an hour and a half.  Some flash flooding of streets in town and people dealing with stalled cars and water in basements.  Just a little water in one corner of our basement, but the plants sure took a beating outside even if the roof and vehicles were fine.  Everything is growing and has perked back up including my peas which I was worried about, but the hail didn't break any of them off just roughed them up a bit.

We're enjoying different birds as they migrate and watching some pairs build nests.  Unfortunately, a robin pair was set on building a nest on top of our electrical meter.  After three days of cleaning off their attempts, I finally read to try sparkly ribbon.  That seems to have done the trick.  There are many nice trees to nest in.  Right by our back door is not really a good location.

A plant order arrived this week and I got them all in the ground yesterday.  Looking forward to some new bright flowers.

The rain barrels are set up ready to catch some water.  Too bad they weren't ready when we had the deluge.  I had to fix a hose with a leak and get new washers for one of the overflow tubes before I could set them up.

Seeded some more carrots into the garden today and making plans to fill containers soon.

Happy Earth Day!


Saturday, April 8, 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017


It is a beautiful spring day at Garden on Sherlock Street.  Planted some Russian Sage that a friend was removing from a bed -- always saving plants, put some carrot and lettuce seeds in the ground, my wonderful husband mended a garden hose that had developed a couple of serious kinks and I checked out the newest tulip to bloom.  Love this color.  Unfortunately, I only have about 25% of these tulips this year because something dug most of them up over the winter.  I was hoping a squirrel replanted them in other places, but so far no surprise tulips in our garden.  At least I still have some.  Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, April 3, 2017

April Tour 2017

Front Garden

Forest

Back Garden




Side Garden

Vegetable Garden

Patio

Alley

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017


A rare photo of raindrops in the garden.  We have been blessed with over two inches of rain.  Slow, soaking rain.  We can already see the countryside greening up with all the moisture.  Today, a bit of sun is showing.  We may get a little more rain next week.  My rain barrels are not set up yet as I know it could still freeze.  So happy for the rain.  Really reduced the wildfire threat for our area.  I took the tour photos today to show a well watered garden for once.  Should have them ready for tomorrow.  Happy Sunday.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017

While it is cool again today, we had some hot, dry, windy days this week.  We were in a dust cloud on Thursday when I stopped at a local greenhouse to pick up some pansies.  Nice to have some plants in containers on the porch and patio again.  A ceramic owl also found its way home from the greenhouse.





Saturday, March 18, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017


Warm weather today gave me a chance to plants some seeds in the garden:  peas, radishes, kohlrabi and lettuce.

My wonderful husband helped me raise the water cube we use to store rain water.  It'll be easier to fit a bucket under the spout this year with it up another six inches.

I painted the welcome sign I shared in the last post.  Check it out in the right hand column.  :-)

I'm transplanting a few things.  I moved some chrysanthemums, and put these new wire cloches I purchased over them until they get start in the new place.


Still very dry here.  I have soaker hoses running.

Thanks for visiting.  Hope it was a nice day in your garden.


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017


Another beautiful afternoon to be in the garden.  The calmer weather has allowed the firefighters to get the area wildfires under control.  So sad to hear of the damage.  We had a tiny chance of rain this weekend, but I just checked the forecast and it's been removed.  As I dug in the soil, I could see how dry it has become.  So, I ran a soaker hose while I pulled weeds, moved some of my galvanized containers, fixed the weather vane and enjoyed the birds!  Above is some garden art that needs paint.  I'm thinking red.  Hope your March has good weather for the garden.