The indeterminate tomato plant is still thriving in this (California) winter weather! It's a perennial plant, whereas a determinate tomato plant is an annual plant that has to be restarted from seed each year.
Healthy lavender and weak mint freshly installed in neglectproof planters. Each plant now has direct access to its own built-in supply of water and nutrients that will last months. #sillygardener#domicilian
Short exposure shows the waterfall as our eyes see it. Long exposure shows it as can only be seen through the lens of a camera with time integration. Here we see a spot where water comes in abundance! A great place to do year round gardening.
Vulture bait! _____________________________________________
Explored Squaw Creek and the Granite Chief Trail in Squaw Valley, CA over the weekend. This huge granite rock was a nice resting spot. Water was sleeping out of the mountain in many spots and formed multiple waterfalls.
Enjoying a few Thanksgiving leftovers with this festive cloth napkin! It's our first trip to Squaw Valley in many years. We are glad to see some "go green" messages in the gondolas.
West Bed, our westernmost grow bed with a trellis built from chainlink fenceposts, awaits more tomato planting in the spring. A few indeterminate tomato plants already grow there. Any suggestions on what to grow next to our tomatoes? #sillygardener#domicilian
Bamboo poles: construction material growing in our front yard. We believe this is Golden Vivax bamboo. My son purchased it a few years ago from a grower in Davis and it's doing very well! Golden Vivax is characterized by its yellow culm and green stripes. These can grow 70 ft tall but ours are about 15 ft. It gives us a little privacy from the street and provides shade for our hybrid cars. #sillygardener#domicilian
Lulu our 5 year old, patrols the front-yard garden. Here she is admiring the new plants we purchased. Some are looking a bit drab because we got them a few weeks ago and left them unattended. Let's hope they survive this California winter!
Translucent plastic panels partially cover the compost pile for heat and moisture retention. These sheets are repurposed from their previous use in clothing store display fixtures.The store went out of business and sold its contents inexpensively.
Hosing clean our metal queen size bed frame over the compost pile to make dual use of the water. The composting process requires constant moisture. No moisture, no compost. I hope everyone's compost pile is healthy and well!
We 💙 bamboo!
I found this shirt @goodwillofsv I chose it because the sleeves offer a bit of sun protection while I'm in our garden and it was only $1! It would be fun to meet the previous owner. The bamboo in our front yard needed some trimming and this piece reminded me of a small Christmas tree.
This espaliered semi-dwarf citrus tree finally bears fruit after 2 years of idly feeling its roots post-transplantation.
Espalier is horticultural art which involves pruning and training a tree or shrub to grow flat against a support, creating a living sculpture. We have a trellis in front of our windows to keep the fruit trees in a neat plane. Small space calls for intricate horticulture practices. #sillygardener#domicilian
Central Bed was built 4 years ago. It was originally filled with store-bought potting mix combined with compost, sand, and local soil. It has produced artichokes, squash, Swiss chard, and herbs. We're starting a compost pile on top that can later be moved to another location for finishing. #domicilian#sillygardener