Saturday, December 15, 2018

Missing Pictures

In 2012 I reached my photo upload limit for Blogger.  This affected both of my Blogger sites.  So, I found Flickr and started to upload my pictures there.  Recently, Flickr had been sold.  Now, starting next year free accounts have a limit of 1000 photographs, and I had 1385.  Rather than pay (forever) to keep all my pictures I went back and deleted almost 400 to get below the limit.  If I hadn't, after a certain date they would start deleting my pictures, starting with the oldest.

I didn't want to lose any of my pictures, but if I had to then the garden blog would be sacrificed.  I deleted pictures from Flickr that were posted on starting from August 13, 2012 to May 14, 2017.  I lost over 4 years of pictures on the garden blog to save all pictures uploaded to my regular blog.  I feel a bit sad and sick about it.

I still have all my old original photos, but at this time I will not be re-uploading to correct all the missing pictures.

As for the future of this site?  I do not know what will happen right now.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Fall Cleanup 2018

DSC00305This is possibly the last yard tour post here for the year.  Everything is done growing, and the recent frosts have leaves looking like they are melting, so it is time to clean it all up for the year.  The burning bush, however, is peaking red before all the leaves fall.

Kate took care of the garden, bringing in a few onions, some oregano and a few catnip leaves.  She tilled the compost soil into the east garden and used hay to mulch the raspberries and strawberries.  We also added mulch to some of the flowerbeds.  With the wet fall, the late date and all the garlic we got from the last batch Kate decided against planting it this fall.

I emptied the right side of the compost bin into the garden and filled the left side with plants I cut down.  All the hostas and the lily of the valley by the garage had the string trimmer taken to them, just to help them break down back into the soil for next year.


Yard tour after the break:

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Late September, First Frost

We got our first frost last night.  Today I brought in garage stuff that should winter in the basement and spent a lot of time doing yard cleanup.  I got rid of a few stump plants and cleaned up the pots, adding the dirt to the side of the house where it was getting low.  And I weeded the flowerbeds and garden quite a bit, and more than my back liked.  Everything is looking like summer is over, ragged and dying slowly, and it is.  No yard tour this time, just a quick update.


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Summer Winding Down

It's been over a month yet I still keep this going for some reason.  Here's a birthday yard tour as summer winds down.  Keep in mind, we only want to be gardeners and have not proclaimed that we are, and time to devote to gardening has been an issue.  Still, I'll keep the diary going....


Thursday, July 26, 2018

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Happy July


Of course, the sun came out shortly after I took these.  Just updated pictures this time, and a first look at the wood rack.


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Early June Yard Tour

DSC00231It's been less than a month but I missed the peony by the air conditioner blooming.  It bloomed, got scorched by the sun, then beaten down by the rains.  Kate clipped off the tattered, dying blooms before they made too much of a mess dropping all those petals.  The smaller, white ones on each side of the gardens are now blooming.


Other notes:  The solar lights are out so I can see what works and what I can get to work well.  The rest will be tossed and I don't think I'll be getting any more.  Strawberries are starting to ripen, we've had a handful this past week already.  And we still have to get something for the corner out front.

You'll see what I'm speaking of after the break!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Plant Day Yard Tour


A couple hours after I posted about plant day over at the regular blog the sun came out, so I took some pics for this site.  New to the garden is oregano, thyme and catnip.


Saturday, May 5, 2018

Spring Has Sprung


Edit 5/7:  Kate planted green onion, lettuce, radishes and dill on the bottom of the east garden last night.