Saturday, May 26, 2012

A New Fence for Pole Beans

That trellis on the left was supposed to be a bean arbor.  My plan had been to arch the rabbit fencing from the bed on the left to the one on the right and allow for this cool bean tunnel to walk through.  I don't know why, but somewhere in the process, I decided to stick to my standard trellis instead.  The bed on the right will be full of sunflowers as long as the slugs don't eat the seedlings.

It's all been planted.  Pole beans up the trellis with some peppers and cucumbers planted to the east of them.  I scattered nasturtium seeds everywhere and threw some dill and parsley seeds in some empty spots.

It's all been watered, drip system is in place and I've got everything covered with netting and Sluggo to keep the pests from ruining it all.  Now, it's just a matter of sitting back and waiting for the garden to grow!

New Bird Guide Added To Blog

I'm expanding this blog by adding some pages that you can find listed on the right-hand column under "Guides and Tutorials".  The first entry is my new Rohnert Park Bird Guide.  This guide offers a dynamic photo listing of birds commonly found in Rohnert Park back yards.  And keep an eye open for more to come!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Bird Village

I used the Lowe's gift card I got for Mother's day to buy a few bird feeders.  This spot is outside our kitchen window and I'm working to bring the birds back.  We lost a lot of them when we tore out a large privet that used to be here.  Since then, I've planted plenty of new shrubs and trees but they've been slow to come back.  Hopefully, this will push them along.  I miss watching the birds from our kitchen.