Thursday, November 5, 2015

Falling Through the Changes

With the summer growing season behind us, we look to the future of the garden.  

My son and I headed to the garden center to pick up some seeds for next year, wondering what Mother Nature has in store for us.

A large El Nino is headed our way, will that cure the drought? Will water rationing end next year? What should we plan on?

While we ponder those questions, we still have a fall and winter garden season ahead of us, which we think about as we do a sprinkler line inspection.

The roses aren't looking good but that's because we let them go over the fall to build their strength for next season.

It's the season of citrus and soon we'll be harvesting our citrus.

After that, it'll be time to prune the roses and till the ground for next year's food.

Stay tuned!

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Hanging Judge

I've got a line of annuals in baskets hanging outside of our laundry room. There's also a dendrobium orchid but the rest have died off. 

The green you see is weeds of oxalys growing in their place. The metal frames have also rusted through, so it's time to toss 'em.

Since each basket also has a dripper on our drip irrigation system, I need to plug them so the water isn't wasted just flowing onto the patio.

It can be hard work pulling the crusted up drippers off of the hose but I finally get them.

I have some plugs that I stick in to plug the holes.  Come spring, I can plant some new baskets and put the drippers back in.

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