|My little garden today. Feels like the garden is giving us a big green hug!|
Even though the last few years have taken a horrible toll on the beautiful perennials I love so much, all in all, things don't look too bad (from a long way back). So, happy decaversary little garden!
|Here it was 10 years ago. Pretty stark.|
Zack a few counties to the North says the best time to plant trees is about 10 years ago. Right on the money, my friend!
So, while it makes me very sad to look down, it's a pleasure to look up.
The 10 year rule also applies to native shrubs. We planted several each of toyon and redbud in 2005. For years you could not see them above the tall grass. Little by little, they have become more substantial. Another 10 years will make them spectacular. I wish we had planted more.
Here are a few more that seem to be thriving in the dryness:
|Bartlet pear loaded with fruit.|
|Colorado blue spruce|
|Rosemary coming up all over in the gravel.|
|Oregano. Bees love it.|
|Native deergrass. I'm planning on dividing these up and planting them all over.|
plant list from the bee garden at Davis and I think it may be a good place to start. I'm sure I could try a half dozen or so of the VL (very little water) plants each year and figure out how to propagate the ones that do well. I do love bees and it would be nice to help them out.
The mid range garden seems to be under way. It will be slow going and character building for me. That's okay, just glad to be alive and able bodied. The long range garden is also under way.
Always has been, always will be. It's not a garden I have any say about.
Time goes along with us for a little while...
then without us.
|A little live oak seedling growing next to a London plane tree we planted. When the plane tree comes to the end of its lifespan, the oak will take its place. I wonder who will be here to see it?|