Cooler weather is here so time to 'cover up'.
y outdoor seating area (with newly covered cushions. Hope the squirrels don't chew them up).
Citrus nestled next to the house on the back porch.
Covers on the raaised beds.
One little tomato still hanging on.
I have been fighting the worms on the kale.
Still 2 little goldfish alive after the pond was raided by a raccoon.
One 'Heavenly Blue' morning glory blossom.
Lots of tasks to do.
Time to clean out the Martin house.
Primrose Jasmine is a monster. It has to go.
Having 3 crepe myrtles removed - too close to the house and real litterbugs.
I made some kumquate marmalade and got distracted. It overcooked. so need to try again. The original batch still tastes good but it is way too firm and sticky.
My little amaryllis that I started from seed. Need to plant them out.
My Celeste fig cutting that needs to be potted up. Doing well.
I am making a slipcover for a cozy chair. This fabric is 'Document' from Calido Corners.
I've started knitting again. After decades! This will be a cowl (if it turns out ok)
Started some veggie seedings, beets and turnips.
I want to do some tole painting on a chest of drawers. this example is one of Bob Timberlake's designs of a blackberry bramble, love it. Going to give it a try.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Everything is blooming. It has been a cool, wet spring and everything is growing like gangbusters and I'm busy WEEDING!.
|The hesperloes sre blooming.|
|A late stray daffodil.|
|Each Christmas I buy amaryllis bulbs and after they bloom in the house I will plant them outside. Several are blooming now.|
|Four blooms on one stalk!|
|My latest addition, Sango Kaku Japanese maple. Bright orange stem. The leaves should be bright orangey yellow in fall.|
|One of my best surprises this spring. Little Zoey is climbing her tree again. I thought her climbing days were over when she lost her eyesight. Hurrah for Zoey.|
Saturday, March 11, 2017
|Redbud and Anacacho orchid tree in bloom.|
|Crepuscle rose, my favorite.|
|Neon yellow rose whose name I lost. Very dependable and carefree.|
|A field of blubonnets that are not yet in full bloom.|
|Cozy corner for lunch.|
|View from the house. Wildflowers love the granite paths. The pots are planted with citrus putting on new leaves after losing so many from the last freeze.|
|Rebuilt the shed doors and repainted the shed.|
|Repaired the fence and painted replacement pickets.|
|Re-organized the shed inside and gave it a good cleaning.|
|Still need to clean the Martin house. Probably too late for the Martins though.|
|No room to walk without stepping on bluebonnets. I need to be heartless and clear a path.|
|Seedlings in the greenhouse are ready to plant.|
Thursday, February 16, 2017
This has been a very mild winter. It is just mid-February and already so many things are blooming. Although this morning we had frost on the roof, the first frost in quite awhile and it caught me off guard. Hope no serious damage was done.
|The Mountain Laurel is in full bloom. So early.|
|First rose bloom of the season.|
|Poor lemon tree lost all its leaves. I did not cover it properly. The stems are all green so I'm hoping leaves will sprout soon. I had a HUGE lemon harvest in the fall.|