Thursday, February 27, 2014
Today the weather was sunny and a bit of overcast ..but last Sunday, there was snow! My garlic is all covered … but it is very resilient.
My winter sown summer seeds are safe in their individual greenhouses
My little crop of lettuce, spinach and Mizuna and other greens were doing well, during the snow/thaw/snow/thaw routine. And a few days ago I removed all of these containers from the old hot tub cover and took down below to my potting area. There was lots of cilantro .. I potted some of that up .. will show later.
These stair photos are from last Friday .. here is a view at the top looking down (and thank goodness we only made one trip down and one trip up!)
This is the view from the bottom (at the beach part) .. lots of stairs..
Last Wednesday, as we walked briskly along .. I happened to notice this beautiful formal pond and statuary down below .. can you imagine having such a garden? So peaceful.
We continued on to the most wonderful Finnerty Gardens at UVic
Ok, this was a bit funny to me .. this is obviously an oak stump .. talk about excess signage .. still, rather sweet..
And in the city of Rhodo’s .. here is yet another …There is another park, Playfair, in Victoria, which has a forest of rhodo’s .. the park is also a doggy park and I spent many many hours there with my lovely dogs.
Back at home, I noticed many daffodils, snowdrops, tulips and other bulbs that were preparing to show their flowery wonderfulness .. here are some daffs …
Our neighbourhood squirrel was trying to get a drink of water out of this bucket .. however, I had emptied it .. so she was a little surprised. There are lots of water sources in the yard for the birds and squirrels.
Here she is, attempting to hide her cache of peanuts .. oops .. she sees me ..
Yesterday’s glorious skies …
And today I went to get some lovely Llama manure .. more about that tomorrow. Today also I attacked my triple compost bins .. emptying, sifting, mixing, spring is definitely on its way!