Here at Country Mouse Estate, there is a lot of work ahead - not just weeding, but propagating, planting, mulching, and building retaining walls.
On the 15th I'll have quite a few blooms to show - already the ribes and the manzanita are in bloom, cheering us all up after our grueling California winter. OK, OK, so we're not grueled that much in winter, I know. It's been a strange winter - with bursts of summer between rainy periods. Today was quite summery at around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
|I've been weeding Hummingbird Hill. Oxalis pes-caprae -- The battle continues!|
|Recently we had the horse barn demolished - it was getting derelict. Now we have to think about how to use the (now unfenced) corral. You can see a small storage shed that was hidden before. Sugar bush in foreground.|
|Current state of the dry creek bed. Few more rocks added since my post on this. Thinking about plants now. I'm developing a list. There will be more about this in another post!|
|Another view showing the little hill path. I added a deer grass that volunteered near my big deer grass, and some blue witch - Solanum umbelliferum - that I happened to have in a pot. Blue eyed grass is looking good there too.|
|OK, this looks really bright!! But the new mulch will weather soon. I spread this lot in the afternoon.|
|Not much going on in the pool garden - been pruning and weeding. But...|
|When you look closer you can see lots of the locally native Clarkia rubicunda that is reseeding! I can't wait to see how it looks in June!|
|And speaking of seeds - I have quite a lot going on in the greenhouse - on two levels which are now irrigated automatically - I love that!! I'll write more about all that in another post.|
Hope you enjoyed this peek at some views of our gardens here. So - while Ms Town returns from some travels, I'm kicking things off and providing the Mr Linky gadget below -- Please join in!