Sunday, January 17, 2010

The cleanup begins



Pictures from my backyard garden yesterday.

I usually wait for spring before I cut back all my trees; this year Mother Nature started the job early. Next in line are the side and front garden. That will be for next week, there is a limited amount of trash I can put in our garbage containers.

This is what it looks now after all the pruning and cleaning.

I totally forgot about GBBD (Garden Bloger Bloom Day), there are not many flowers in the garden this January 15, what I have is mostly in containers, after I saved them from the freeze in the garage.
The butterfly weed is the only plant on the ground that came through fine. I guess that’s why is weed.

New in the garden this winter the Lobelia.

Finally a picture you don’t see very often in Miami, a frozen birdbath from last week. Today the temperature is 78 degrees. That’s more like it.

11 comments:

Sylvia said...

The garden is looking good, I can actually see some of your plants smiling from that nice weather. Happy Gardening...

Ami said...

Hi, I am a new blogger, and just came to know there is a GBBD by reading your blog! Are 15th of every month the GBBD?

I have been reading your blog for a while. Very nice and peaceful garden you have. I am located in Ft. Lauderdale area, so the weather should be pretty much same as yours. Here is my blog address if you are interested in dropping by: http://sefloridagardenevolvement.blogspot.com/.

Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Hi Rusty....welcome to my world.

I do hope that everything is fine...I understand what it is to love a garden.

We had heavy snowfalls for three weeks, most unusual......I have lost quite a bit of the garden due to rabbits....they could not get to the grass so ate the plants instead.....aaaahh

Meems said...

I guess you are pretty certain you won't see another freeze way down in Miami. We will wait a few more weeks before heavy clean up begins ~~~ just in case. I hate it... everything is so ugly.

sanddune said...

Rusty,
Great time to start a compost pile.I don't feel bad about lost plants as they go toward next years garden improving my soil.Helps with the nematodes we get in our soil here as they don"t like compost.

leavesnbloom said...

I've just found you through Blotanical. You have a beautiful garden. Look forward to reading more in 2010. Rosie

Marlene said...

You are so good Rusty, I've have not started my clean up, is a mess out there! Great job on the prunning and I love all you have in bloom.

Darla said...

Mother Nature did pack a punch didn't she? Your clean-up looks wonderful!!!!

Susan said...

Wow, Rusty, your garden really did get nipped. You can only imagiine what we look like up here. Now I have to wait for you to post flowers on your blog. I feel like I live way up north. Keep posting those pretty flowers. I hope to have some again soon.

ChrisC said...

I haven't even begun to attempt our clean-up,yet.Hopefully,this weekend.Went to Sanibel Is. instead.It was more fun than cleaning up the garden.

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Glad you survived the storm...you did a great clean-up job and I think it looks nice! The weather is a mystery, that's for sure!