Oct 23, 2007 | 2:53 PM PST
Well, its been raining here for 2 days straight!!! I can hardly believe it!!! Its is so wonderful and now I have a glimmer of hope that my fall veggie seeds might grow after all!!! Can't wait to see the garden as the days progress! I know it will give me lots to do and I am so glad! Hopefully I can do some more dividing and transplanting. I am also planning on ordering up some more of the free woodchips from the city for the back yard.
Well, we picked yesterday what I am pretty sure is the last of the harvest. We picked all the green tomatoes on the vine, since the temperatures have cooled off so that they won't ripen. Hopefully they will ripen on the window sill:
We continue to get lots of figs and enjoy eating them right off the tree! We also picked the rest of the peppers.
I had planted a bunch of fall seeds, but since I can't water....they will not grow :( So, I look at my pitiful patch of dirt in despair :(
But, the situation here is so dire, I understand.
I will focus next on mulching since thats really about all that can be done.
Over the past couple of days, I have gotten a great deal done on my fall project list! I spent most of this afternoon dividing and conquering (so to speak). I transplanted and divided some autumn ferns for my front porch bed. I went from 5 to 11 total in this bed and I think they will fill in nicely:
I also divided some daylilies and the green eyed susans and put some in the big front bed by the street. Not much to see now, but hopefully will add some great color in the spring!
This is what the front yard looks like from the street as of today:
I'll be so sad when the first frost gets all that sweet potato vine...it will look so naked!
I also did a lot of clean up and filled up a few landscape trash bags as well as overflow in my wheelbarrow:
I am so enjoying this time of year! There is not as much to be done in the garden it seems and what is to be done is very enjoyable. Also, the trumpet tree is just FABULOUS!!!!!!!!
Also looking forward to my camelia sasanqua blooming this winter. It has SO many buds:
My next task at hand will be to pull out whats left of the tomato and pepper plants and plant the 2nd veggie bed for fall. :)
Well, we had a bit of a drizzle today, really didn't even wet the soil beneath the mulch, but provided some nice humidity for the garden. I got a couple of projects checked off my list...moved my blueberry bush to a much better spot...hopefully now it will actually produce for us. Also, divided a Sedum Autumn Joy and scattered the divisions around my front porch bed. Had to water my transplants with dish water, but I think it worked just fine.
Also, did some more clean up.
Some light weeding
and Cutting back of some fading bulb foliage
I think I will work on some more dividing this weekend.
I haven't been able to do much in the garden lately...partly because of my new job and also due to the drought. I had so many projects planned for this fall, but so many of them involved watering...as most gardening does! AND, my city has issued a total outdoor water ban :( I know its necessary, but it still makes me very sad! All I can do is sit back and watch my poor plants suffer. Luckily a majority of my landscape is extremely drought tolerant. However, I still have the usual ferns and hydrangeas. And, my vinca looks so crispy and awful! The creek behind our house that I have blogged about before that is always full of water and even floods quite occassionally is bone dry! In the 4, almost 5 yrs that we have lived here I have NEVER seen it without water! Its overcast today and there is a slight chance of rain, but I don't think its going to happen :(
My main gardening projects have just been clean up...a lot of pruning and trimming back of what is dying.
I also hope to put out a lot of pine straw mulch around my beds soon...to get ready for the winter.