Archive for January, 2010

Invasive options, butterfly birth, freeze clean up

Thursday, January 28th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | 16 Comments »

Happy Birthday! I hadn't kept an eye on the chrysalis in the window after all. I thought it was too early. But with Friday's warmth, I came home that evening to see a butterfly between the windows! It took a little coordination ...

Funky chickens, weeds, freeze clean up

Thursday, January 21st, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | 11 Comments »

Clean up begins, but cautiously. I did cut back and shape some Salvia greggiis. I only did two, for lack of time. Here's one pruned; others beyond not pruned. I also cleaned out dead or rotting stems. Since they bloom on ...

Peckerwood, East Side Patch, scat cats from plants, roses

Thursday, January 14th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

Gardeners won't soon forget the "winter of 2010."  Indeed, it will be in quotations for years, like "the drought of 2009" and the "2007 floods." Gardeners forget where they put their pruners, but they never forget weather events. It helps ...

Dwarf fruit trees, persimmons, personal chilling out

Thursday, January 7th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

"How low can they go?" is the question on our minds tonight. Like you, I have plants that have never experienced a long, hard freeze. The last time I went through this, I'd never planted an agave, a citrus, an ...