Easter Garden 2014

Maintaining a garden saves many trips to town and offers its unique beauty, as well as satisfaction, especially during a drought—our small world with circumstances we can actually control to some degree. Have a Happy Easter.








Weeds, weeds, weeds. This year we have employed a heavier duty weed cloth.



Cherries, peaches, and some apples have already bloomed, but the pomegranates and the Granny Smiths are blooming now.



To help deal with the weeds, we have resorted to more containers like leaky water troughs and supplement tubs.





Then there’s the succulents and cacti that arrange themselves.





This is Robbin’s world, I just help with the heavy lifting.

13 responses to “Easter Garden 2014

  1. Pingback: The Garden | drycrikjournal

  2. You had me at strawberries – the only edibles that we have right now is rhubarb & a few wild spears of asparagus on the ditchbank that started to go to seed before I found them again.


    • O’ good, I hoped someone would follow the link to the rest of the garden, hoping too that those in colder climes might be envious despite the drought. Of course, this is just the beginning, the easy part, all summer reserved for picking, irrigating and fighting weeds. The Bermuda grass finally took over the asparagus bed that we had to spray and cover this year with weed cloth, but a few volunteers are popping-up where there’s a little extra water. Have a Happy Easter, Sharon!


      • You’re quite a bit ahead of us – our average last day of frost is May 11th. You too, have a good Easter.


  3. It looks really nice, John. Sylvia posted a link to your page. By the way, there’s a book coming your way soon.


  4. VERY VERY impressive undertaking. I so know how much work that is. Pat Robbin on the back for me. Looks really great. I think I will time a visit for some kind of harvest……..


  5. Bermuda grass. Good luck with that. The only way to get rid of it is to move. lol I just discovered a new pot that might interest Robbin. They are called Air Pots. They stop circling of the roots and increase health and production. Love the photos of the garden! Are those Camarosa strawberries?


  6. Great efforts will be your reward…awesome endeavor!


  7. These are lovely photos. I adore the cactus pot with skull arrangement, partly because it gave me a really fun deja vu moment. My kid won a prize at his school fair one year for a potted “arid garden” that he’d adorned with dinosaur skeleton bits that came from an archaeology kitset thingy someone had given him. He was about six at the time and wore his winner’s ribbon for days. 🙂


  8. Wow…I am impressed with the amount of work you’ve put into your gardening. Our average rainfall in the Great Lakes is higher than Nevada’s but my soil is pure sand, beach sand. That rain passes right through and I am always amending the soil to improve it.

    I popped in to say thanks for stopping by my blog. When I saw the ‘garden’ tag I had to check out your gardens and they are marvelous.


  9. You look like you have a real green thumb.
    I keep trying to garden but I’ve just about given it up. I have changed to trying to find plants that can survive on their own without any help from me. I now have a lime tree that makes orange limes and it produces like crazy. I could never use so many limes! I’m trying grape vines (nothing out of them yet). Oranges and lemons (nothing yet) and pomegranate (nothing yet). Also pineapples that did make one little pineapple a couple years ago but it froze before I could pick it. I think the gardening is a lot harder than it looks!
    Keep up the great work!


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