A regular accounting of the goings on with our family, garden, animals and travels. Gardening in USDA Zone 8b.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Around the yard....
I picked a couple of the Meyer Lemons the other day -- they are so large and beautiful! I've used one of them on a couple of drinks and they are perfect. I'm still amazed that we really grew these things. There's probably about 6 more out on the tree, too.
A full bed of garlic went in this week - Silverneck and Transylvania varieties. I'm going to cover them with a layer or two of those beautiful burr oak leaves in our yard for the winter.
This is the burr oak -- the colors are just gorgeous, but the leaves are all falling so fast, I think the tree will be bare before Christmas.
Our peach tree is turning a gorgeous color of orange! I just love trees that show off their fall colors.
A close up of my peach leaves!
One of my goals this year is to add a few trees that have a variety of colors in our yard. After exhaustive research (about 15 minutes on Google) I found that these type do the best in our area of Texas: Smoke Tree, Japanese Maple, Poplar, Chinese Pistache, Rusty Blackhawks Viburnum, Ginkgo or Maidenhair Tree, and Fringe Tree. I'll be looking thru the nurseries for some of these in the spring.