Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunny Day...

We had two straight days of sunshine.  It felt like spring, out there.  So, Mr. P. and I got out and worked on the new beds.

He dug, I got the grass out.  This is clay.  Not the kind I had up in the DFW area.  You can actually do something with this, even when it's a little wet.  I guess there are enough rocks, to cut the stickiness.

Notice our constant companions, laying around in the grove. 

She's probably hoping I'm planting a nice salad bar for her and her friends.  I'm hoping that's not what I'm doing.

I'm itching to get some plants in here.  But, we have more winter to go.  In fact, today has been cloudy and cooler.  Rain is on the way.

But, it won't be long before we'll be getting this planted....with, hopefully, deer resistant plants.
I've come to the knowledge there is no deer proof plant.  They'll try just about anything.

Spring is just around the corner.  I have lots of work to do, to get ready.

One down and LOTS to go.


  1. I can't believe the deer just lay there while you garden. They must really trust you. I've been taking advantage of the sunny days here too. Your new bed is looking great.

  2. Linda, those deer are just waiting for your buffet.

    Have you tried running out at them banging pots and pans every time you see them?

    What are you thinking about putting in? Will pineapple sage work in your area? It blooms for hummingbird migration spring & fall and deer don't eat it. Dies back in winter.

    Just saw some gorgeous mahonia at Barton Springs Nursery in Austin. Blooming now and the bees were loving it.

    Will be fun to follow your new beds.

  3. Hi, Catherine and Kathleen,
    The deer around here are very nervy. I don't think anything can run them off. If they see you come out with something, they come toward you to see if it's something they want. They'd probably think the pans had stuff in there for them. It's crazy.

    I'm thinking I'll move some Salvia Greggii and Jeruselem sage, that I already have. I like pineapple sage. Good idea...I think I might do that. And mahonia is one on my list for another area. I have beds to work on all over the place.

    It's a challenge. The deer may win, but I'll give it my best try.

  4. Your plans sounds lovely with the grayish Jerusalem sage and the salvia greggii. Those plants are about as deer proof as plants come. Post pix as the beds come along. There is nothing more fun that watching gardens take shape.

    Someone in your area must hand-feed the deer. A pox on them.

  5. Awww, I such a softie...I think those deer are cute. Maybe you can make them their own garden? har har. Your yard is amazing! Love Wimberley!

  6. How exciting to start a new bed! And in such a serene setting. I know why that deer wants to share it with you.

  7. You don't know how jealous I am of your new bed!! I've been waiting all winter to make some beds. First trying to find someone to help dig them out and then when I found someone, waiting for the rains to cease and the areas to dry up. I'm thinking it may be spring before it's dry enough to dig.

    I noticed that little creature in the background of your first photo and initially thought it was a dog. I do hope you're not planting her a salad as well!

  8. Happy Valentine's Day, everyone.

    The sun's shining today...two days in a row. My Valentine's gift from Mr. P., is digging another bed. Better than chocolate!!

    Can't wait to start putting stuff in those beds.

    Hope you're all having a wonderful, sunny day, as well.

  9. Oh, I am so jealous...I want to be outside digging around...only four more months. ARGH!!!

    I can't wait to see your beds planted. I bet the deer are excited as well. :)

  10. Hi, Rosey~~You have so many more critters to deal with in the mountains, than we do here. I'm not complaining, mind you.

    Our grandson has been really enjoying the snow. He loves snowboarding.

    I think the whole country is ready for spring.


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