New Trees and Shrubs: Take 2

As promised, here a few photos from the forest department nursery. Wouldn’t you know it…the day before, when I forgot my camera, it was glorious sunny day. The next day, camera in hand, it was the darkest, gloomiest day we’ve had yet this season.

Dark and kind of spooky

I spent the day making [...]

February, the Shortest and Longest Month of the Year

our-greenhouse

The days are getting noticeably longer, the birds are waking earlier and are singing more, the trees are beginning to bud, and the almond tree is starting to flower.

This is the month where I get itchy to be doing different things, to be outdoors more, and mostly wanting [...]

Bougainvillea in December

When I lived in Wisconsin I always said to myself “I want to live someplace where I can grow bougainvillea”.

Well, here I am in Carassai. By most measures, it’s just a bit too cold and windy here in the winter to grow a bougainvillea, but nonetheless we planted one on the south side [...]