Tuesday, June 10, 2008
We started to put up the fence fabric yesterday (6/9/08). We finished setting the posts last Thursday so Monday looked like a good day for installing the fencing fabric. The weather is so unpredictable it's difficult to tell just when is a good time to do... (fill in the blank).
We managed to get a lot of the fabric up even though we were rained on a few times in the process.
This morning I took a photo of the fence from our back porch. You can see where the fence extends just past the right hand tree. Keep in mind today is June the 10th.
That's snow folks. The rain gave way to snow earlier this morning. And, as of 10:46 it's still snowing. My poor flowers.
The veggies are still cozy in the greenhouse. I may not put them out until July. Did I mention that the weather is unpredictable?
Sunday, June 01, 2008
As are the strawberries.
The netting will keep the birds out so that we 'actually do get some strawberries.
My favorite though are the Iris (aka 'Flags' for those from the Midwest). The original plants (rhizomes) came from Illinois. The plants belonged to my Grandmother. In 1980 we brought my Grandmother to California to live with my parents. During the moving process I saw where the plants had been mown down to the ground along with the grass. With my Grandmother's permission I dug up some of the rhizomes and brought them back with us to California.
My Grandmother passed more than 20 years ago so these plants are precious to me. These are for you Grandma.