Getting Back To The Basics

A place to show the changes in our yard, our garden, our home, and our life.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Fig Protection and a New Year

Today is January 1st, 2013. First day of the year, first post of the year. The skies are clear blue and gorgeous and that means the earth is frozen and frosty. Perfect day to get out there and do some yard clean up.

I have a bunch of yearling baby fig trees growing in air pots. These pots have holes in them to allow for root formation but I have a hunch it also makes them more susceptible to the cold. I could be wrong about that, but just in case I wanted to go out of my way to give them a little shelter.

I cleared out one of my raised beds and we attached some pvc pipes to make a hoop house. I snuggled all the pots in there (all 14 of them) and we covered them with garden cloth. That will protect them for a few degrees worth and keep the frost off them. I'll do this when it snows or does other yucky cold things. Probably overkill, but whatever. I don't want them to die.

A few other frosty pics - my thyme growing along my flagstone path. A bunch of it died and I'm not sure why. I think the dogs may have killed it by pottying near it. Anyway, this is the living side of the path.

Some ground cover I have called 'Brass Buttons'. I have it growing in a container. Evergreen and gorgeous. Spread and filled in nicely.

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