Deer are deer, people are jerks

If you've read my blog for a while you know that deer (and other animals) visit my garden regularly. (In fact, deer probably spend more time in my garden than I do.) A couple of years ago I spotted this guy:



There's a big buck in the neighborhood right now (probably not the same one pictured above), and he's causing some commotion.

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My Easiest Pond Protection Ever!

When I worked on the pond this spring to fix some leaks, it got quite a bit smaller. I knew this would help once fall came, as keeping the leaves out of the water had been so difficult in past years (and my failure to do so last year led to the pond's death, which prompted the remake).


This year though was the easiest ever. It literally took me five minutes!

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Sexy Succulents (Tasty Too?)

With a night or two of freezes recently (before returning to 80ºF/26ºC temps) I had to move several potted succulents into the garage.


This gave me a good chance to look at most of them. They're quite beautiful after a season outside!


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Bamboo Planting, part 2

In the previous post I showed you the "easy" bamboo planting. It was "easy" because it was something I could do myself. Sure it took three hours, but that's garden time so it's fun, right?


Today I show you the two bamboos on the other edge of the yard, and describe the planting process.


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