Well, I must admit there is not much going on in the garden lately...at least I am not doing much. I have really been focusing on the inside of my house lately...decorating and painting and such. It is nice to get some of these projects done! We did just get our Christmas decorating done and I must say I am quite please. Its the most we have done since we have lived here at it was really fun.
Our Christmas Tree:
The front of the house:
My little girl putting the santa hat on our chihuahua statue:)
Even thought it is winter now, we still have some fall color hanging around...
And although we are still in a Level 4 drought, I am really enjoying the crisp blue skies!
We had our first hard freeze the other night, so I spent the next afternoon clearing out the tender annuals that turned to wilted lettuce after the cold. It was a bit disappointing because the trumpet tree had a ton of buds on it just ready to burst, but the freeze took care of it. On the other hand, it was nice to clean things up a bit.
Here is what things looked like before the clean out:
Pretty sad, really...but much better after cleaning it all out!
That sweet potato vine gave me a real run for my money, too! Quite a root system! And, lots of mammoth "potatoes"!
All of my other fall projects are pretty much on hold due to the total outdoor water ban. So, I have been working hard on the inside of the house. Lots of painting and decorating and still finishing up the kitchen project.
I did notice that our local garden center has all their bulbs at 25% off, so I may check those out this week. I would like to add some alliums to the back yard.
Unfortunately I have had to totally give up any hopes of a fall veggie garden...due to the drought. No water = no plants :(