First Bloom of Spring

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So things are growing on the deck. The runner beans have started to really run… up the trellis. The trumpet vine is not yet very tall, and hard to distinguish among the other vines. I am a little concerned that it will get crowded, but I will leave it be for now. If it looks too sad, I will move some of the runners out of that pot. Continue reading

Spring Growth

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So with spring here I have focused on getting the deck cleaned up, and organized. The plants that I planted from seeds are coming up very well. I have noticed that maybe half the seeds germinated. And I am seeing a small flying gnat. When I researched it they are called fungus gnats. It seems that the larvae feed on roots and new shoots. So this would likely explain why I did not have a larger percentage of seeds germinate. I have picked up some poison to get rid of them. We will see if it works. Continue reading

Early Spring on the Deck

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View from the couch in the living room.

Today while I was looking out the deck window I saw a hummingbird buzzing in and out of the pine tree next to the building. It was flitting around and going in and out of the branches. It didn’t look like it was feeding on anything, but I suppose that is possible. I was not able to get a picture of it. Continue reading