Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween

I was very productive on this cool Fall day.

Fall weeding - check
Leaves mulched - check
Pumpkins decorated - check
Halloween candy ready - check.....minus the pieces I couldn't resist. :)

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fall Harvesting Begins

My fall peas are starting to produce. The plants are still only a few inches high, but I hope to get a good harvest before it gets too cold.
On the way home from school my son made this discovery. We took pictures and released him. It's a Gallium Sphinx Moth caterpillar. Beautiful! We've never seen one of these before! Well, now I'm off to fix two of my wren houses. The screws holding their hooks both came out. I found both houses on the ground recently. Time to make some repairs while enjoying this gorgeous weather.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

After weeks of no blossoms during the drought, my roses are finally pumping out the blossoms. Here is my Jubilee Celebration rose with a strong citrus scent. Interestingly, the smaller flower has a strong tea scent. I've never experienced that with roses on the same bush before.Sparkle, Fort Laramie, and Sequoia strawberry plants starting to fill in their new raised bed.From a packet of mixed gourd seeds. This gourd has been growing up and back down my huge American Holly tree. It is approximately a foot long and 5 inches wide. The vine is about 30-40 feet long. This is one of the small ones hanging from the tree. It must have fallen from at least 10 feet up onto concrete hard, dry clay soil and stayed intact. Luckily no one was under it when it fell.
Autumn Joy sedum and a mum getting ready to put on its fall show.
Two of my mystery reblooming irises putting on a stunning show as everything else is fading out.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Still Rainin'

It's still raining. We were supposed to be adding another inch and a half to the six we already got. The plants seem to be loving it! Pictures will be coming soon!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

When it Rains...

We got 6 inches of rain in 2 days. That is more rain than we had in the last 2 1/2 months. Monday through Wednesday we have more rain in the forecast! I actually enjoyed the change. It has been so hot and humid with no rain. This was a treat. Another lovely treat was that my tomatoes, gourds, and roses have rewarded me with a ton of new blossoms!