Welcome to my Gardening Blog.

In October of 2012 I moved from Anaheim CA to the Mojave Desert. So the older posts will reflect my gardening before the move, and my newer ones are after the move. Now that I have a huge yard and sandy soil (the opposite of what I had in Anaheim), I have to learn how to adapt.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Spring is Here (I Think)

Spring blooms

White blossoms

Blooming in my neighbor's yard.

A riot of flowers
Spring has arrived here in the Mojave Desert. The mulberries and cottonwoods are leafing out. I'm seeing more rabbits; both cottontails and jackrabbits. No baby quail yet though. Saw a roadrunner running across the road yesterday. Hence the name I suppose.

We got more pallets so we can make a chicken coop and raised beds. The chickens are already growing at a friend's house. So we need to get the hen house built. So much to do all of a sudden!

Our neighbor's cherry and plum trees are full of blossoms. Hope springs eternal for me every spring. Last year's gardening failures are forgotten but lessons learned. Time to plant.

We spent a lot of time pruning my neighbor's fruit trees. Now they are blooming like crazy. I just wish I could remember which ones are plums and which ones are cherries. Or maybe there is an apple tree in there.

The garlic I planted last October

Me in the eucalyptus grove

Mulberry tree leafing out

Prunus species