Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Late Summer in the garden



After doing not much in the garden all summer ...too hot, too smoky, too lazy.  I am now starting to get a few things done while I can.
First thing on my list : Get that bamboo out of the stock tanks , three to start with .                                           Then I'll see about the other, I'm not even sure how many I've got along the fence. They have been the privacy barrier for a few years . First in the ground ,  then  stuffed into stock tanks. 





One stock tank with chopped down bamboo , and tipped upside down . Will all the soil and bamboo just drop out . Of course not ....
Stock tank number two ... same technique . I think I'll leave these like this all winter.
Stock tank number three ..... 


 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Garden Blogger's bloom day

I quick trip around the garden  while the air quality was just hazardous this morning , and not off the dial like yesterday .
My first Dahlia  bloom ... grown from seed !





Monday, August 10, 2020

A new lawn

           It's two years in the making , my patch of lawn . Digging up and spitting the clumps , replanting . 

                    I like it so much that I've started another area ... I'll let this fill in  ,  then who knows.
 

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Iris again

Back at  Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
  The Japanese Iris are at full bloom just now . 

The clumps are huge , so are the size of the blooms . It isn't so easy to get in to weed these days.















Two hours of removing spent blooms ...

...I 'll have this full soon enough .
Heres Terry taking photos as well .


I took possession of a nice freshly plowed row . No Iris , just my spare Annuals I grew this year from seed.  

Monday, June 22, 2020

This morning in the garden

The pond  and all the poppies that survived my daily plucking out.  The one surviving very big gold fish survived another attack . 




This one !  I was greeted by  big flapping wings making a get away  the other morning .
 A Great Blue Heron  ?