Friday, April 15, 2016

This Week in The Garden: And Fall Begins...


Our days are still so lovely and warm that it was almost a shock to walk up this week to a full scatter of fallen autumn leaves across the garden.  How did summer slip away?  As surely as the leaves turn, so too the autumn/winter garden creeps to life.  The first flowers of the camellias are out, brightening up our dark corners and already buzzing with pesky wasps who just can't seem to resist them. Our citrus are fat and ripening, but our little Mexican Lime bush just can't help itself and is already starting to flower again.  It is a gorgeous little pot citrus and absolutely thriving - definitely no regrets about the citrus selections for our little edible garden.  Hopefully our apples and pears can overcome their summer struggles with unusually abundant pests (passion vine hoppers, cherry slug, cicadas, aphids - tough year for our babies!) and our stone fruit can beat leaf curl with careful fungicide applications.  Hopefully good things to follow next year!  What's happening in and around your garden this week?  Whatever your garden/green news, we would love to hear about it. Please leave a comment or post us a message on the GiRL Facebook page I look forward to sharing our garden with you as it grows.   


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