19 April 2009 at 3:12:36 PM
I got up early today and drove to Plant Shed in Benbrook to get a chinese pistache tree. I have two in the yard now and they make the best shade trees-they're quick to grow and quite leafy in the summer (deciduous for winter). They're having a half price sale on trees so I also got a couple of pear trees (2 different types since I"m not sure if they need a different type to propogate. One is a Barlett and I forget the other, starts with an A, but not an Anjou). I also have some veggie plants but need to go put a gate up on the garden to keep the deer out-haven't hard a garden for a couple of years since the deer went in and cleared out all the plants.
Yesterday I took some some climbing THORNED roses. We had a rose arbor entrance to the walk leading to the house but one of the really bad windstorms completely knocked it over and twisted the iron. Instead of taking it out last year, we put up some wagon wheels to push the whole thing back but it really was hard to get around it this year. So yesterday I dug them up and replanted them somewhere else. Next I want to mark out where to put a stone wall with benches on both sides of the sidewalk, dig a foot or so down (depending on the rock) and then start building it up.
Also a great week to clear out all the old dead tree piles, especially near the bottom of the driverway where they've been sitting for two years and are now lightweight enough to move and saw more easily.
I also have chickens coming later this week so I have a little bit of fixing up on the small chicken container I always put new chidks in, in the garage. I'm going to make it taller, with a door that opens up (or maybe from the top) and a crossbar to hang the heat lamp from. The chicks always do really well until they start to get their feathers and fly. So I'm going to enclose the whole thing and then make sure I leave them in there until they are big enough to go into the chicken house with the elders.
It's just gorgeous out here. The wisteria is in bloom, along with some of the rose bushes and there are wine cups all over the yard, not to mention the bluebonnets which are in full throttle.
I love Texas!
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19 Apr 2009 @ 10:08:26 PM
It's that Heavenly time of year. I know brush piles always bug most people but leaving them as a 'snag' for wildlife is a great idea. It provides cover and habitat for the little creatures who are basically food for others. Let's garden!
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