Saturday, January 31, 2015

The dry season is here; time to turn on the sprinklers.

This past year was an unusually wet season in South Florida, and the dry season arrived late this month.  My sprinklers have been silent up to now, but today I noticed my grass was looking a little droopy.  Before setting the sprinkler’s timer back on, is always a good idea to do walk through, check all the sprinkler heads, and replace those that are clog.  Our local government permits the use of sprinklers only twice a week, my days are Wednesday and Saturday.

 This morning I was at my local Home Depot buying parts for the sprinklers and naturally I came home with a few other things for the garden.  I was not planning on buying a couple of junipers and a citrus tree, but you know the story, the garden is always in need of another plant.

 The two bougainvillea’s plants by the front gate were not doing well in our afternoon sun.  I got these two junipers to replace the bougainvillea’s, they should be tall and ready for the next Christmas decorations.  I transplanted the bougainvillea’s to a couple of pots and they are now in my back garden, no plant is ever wasted.

They had a two for one sale, a Meyers Lemon and Key Lime tree in the same container; I could not resist the deal.

Photos from around the DragonFly garden this week.

We are hosting a Super Bowl party tomorrow, and the barbecue is ready.  This household is rooting for the Seattle Seahawks.  The only reason is because as Dolphin fans we don’t like the Patriots.    

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos, as always. . . I especially love your yellow fence. Reading your blog always makes me long for home (Miami). Although I have pushed the envelope and planted a mango tree in my garden here in central FL. So far, so good.

We are also rooting for the Seahawks, which means the Patriots are most likely to win. I love football, but if I was a betting person, I'd bet on the team opposite of who I was rooting for - just the way my luck goes in football. I rarely yell, except on Sundays.