Deck after Dark

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For my deck I wanted to sit inside at night and see the glow of lamps among my plants. In a larger space this would be pretty easy, but when limited in space it becomes a challenge. Much of the challenge is to not go over board, and to keep solar options in mind. Electricity is available on the deck, but it is not in a convenient place, and I question the safety of this particular outlet. 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