1/1/09

Winter Day Garden

Winter.

Winter.

Winter.

Winter.

Winter.

Winter

Flower.

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Flower.

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Flower.

Tithonia diversifolia

Bug.

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Bug.

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Bug, again (with bamboo)

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Red.

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Red.

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Red.

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Red, again.

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Leaves.

'Caroline' raspberry

Leaves.

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Leaves.

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Blue.

Phacelia campanularia

Blue.

Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'

Blue.

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Wakey, wakey.

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Wakey, wakey.

Gaillardia

Wakey, wakey.

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One down, 299 to go.

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13 comments:

JvA said...

Do you get raspberries all year long?

sjp8987 said...

beautiful pictures - you must have a really nice camera!

Jenn said...

Ooo. Fun Fun Fun!

chuck b. said...

The raspberries started some weeks ago. There's like 3-6 at a time, every 3-4 weeks.

The roots I planted in spring are all dormant now (the yellow leaves in one of the leaves pictures), the roots I planted in summer have green leaves and are bearing fruit.

They're the same cultivar and everything.

Weird, huh? That's probably the way of things.

I read raspberries like a long, slow spring (which is why they are at their best in the Willamette Valley--or so I'm told). Well, San Francisco has a slow spring too.

Frances said...

Hi Chuck, did I tell you that I got the cobaea seeds so I could be like you? Purple and white, they are just planted, using the new heat mat! Lettuce, malva and amarath up in two days! I may be in trouble running out of room here so early, HA. And HA to 299 to go. Will you keep a running tally? What is the name of the raspberry? I bought heritage when I got the yellow Anne last year and it turned out to be a blackberry, I pulled them up.

Frances

chuck b. said...

The raspberries are Carolines. Good luck with Cobaea scandens. Those seeds are hard to germinate. Did you knick them first? It will be an annual for you, I think.

Frances said...

Thanks. I just counted that I posted 228 for 2008. I was surprised it was so low, can I make 300, doubt it. They will have to be much shorter and fewer photos, not sure I want to change the format, but could do a short, long...nah. I didn't knick them, but did plant them on their sides in very moist mix. There were four seeds in each pack, too. quite pricey from Thompson and Morgan, but I like their variety of offerings.
Frances

Brent said...

Nice photos and happy New Year to you!

I got most of my seeds planted a couple weeks ago, including the ones you sent. Thank you so much!

I'm surprised to see your Ceanothus blooming. I don't expect mine to show blue for at least another month.

LostRoses said...

Your back 40 is looking fine, Chuck. Your raspberry photo reminded me that I have some in the fridge that I bought last week and forgot about. Uh-oh, they don't look so good. Wish I had yours.

Frances said...

Hi Chuck, I ordered Caroline from Johnny's seeds, it is backordered until March 1, but that is a good time for planting here anyway. Thanks for the tip!
Frances

Abigail Rose said...

Hi Chuck... Your garden looks great for Jan.! By the way I love lemon trees too. I have 2, a Meyer and I think a Santa Rosa. With the Meyer I get lemons in the winter and the I think Santa Rosa in the summer.

Abigail Rose said...

I just remembered the name of my lemon tree...It's a Eureka lemon and a Santa Rosa plum. By the way, what is that beautiful red flower?

JvA said...

Chuck -- Someone sent me this link, and I thought of you. Skip ahead to like 2:30 if you decide to watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTIgbXtRW4I