It is deffinatly winter here, the garden is in shut down mode. I have been busy winterizing everything starting with the greenhouse.
Most of the orchids have been moved into the house in order to make room for the cacti, palms and other not so hardy plants. The bubble wrap insulation is up and the heater is running at about 50 degrees.
Both of the pond filters have been cleaned and the screens are in place to catch most of the leaves.
I have installed fencing around the Bannana trees and backfilled it with leaves and redwood debris, soon I will cut the trunks of each down to the top of the fence.
I cleaned and re-hung the bird feeders.
I have dug,washed and layed to dry the canna roots for next spring
We have had record rainfall this month, along with high winds that are bringing down many large trees with catastirofic results. The ground becomes so saturated with no break in the rain to obsorbe any of it, that combined with the high winds the trees don't stand a chance. As I type this the wind is pounding against the giant Redwood at the back of the house, "stand firm oh mighty tree."
Hope the weather doesn't get any more worse for you, it has been shocking in some places over here. All the best for the New year xReplyDelete
I empty 4 inches of rain from the rain gauge and am grateful it wasn't snow.We are over saturated, however.ReplyDelete
Nice to think you are doing similar things over there to the ones we are doing over here - although here at present we are pretty waterlogged. Happy new year to you.ReplyDelete
The Cannas here stay in the ground. They are frosted down, but just pop-up again in Spring; a bit like the Bananas.ReplyDelete
The weather is much the same with us, Doc and very dispiriting it is! Hoping some sunshine is in store for us before too long and wishing you all that is good for 2016.ReplyDelete
Miss seeing you at work Doc! I bet you are so loving retirement! Hugz BlondieReplyDelete
OOOOOOklahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plain... I guess it happens in OR too. I do wonder how the trees make it and grow large. Here, it is a surety they will come down if it is waterlogged or ice forms on them. Let's hope that's not the case there. How do you heat your greenhouse. I guess I figured in Portland you could leave plants out.ReplyDelete
Everything looks great! I can't wait to see your plants this spring and summer!ReplyDelete
i like winters but what makes me sad is barn face of my little gardenReplyDelete
Oh dear, your weather sounds like a version of ours! You, at least, have been active in the garden which I have not. There is so much that needs doing but whenever I pop my nose out of the door the miserable weather has me scurrying inside again! My greenhouse plants are really suffering now, black mould, leaf drop and death!ReplyDelete