Bits and Pieces in NorCal -- Tuesday, October 8th
Our front yard is beginning to sport some autumn leaf color. So pretty to look at.
Spotted this gorgeous red tree in Grass Valley today. We saw many like this in the area.
One of our native Dogwood trees is exchanging green leaves for red.
Grass Valley/Nevada City are flagrantly blushing!
This Burning Bush (Euonymus) takes the cake, color-wise, in my opinion. This is next on my list to plant.
Our first planting in the keyhole garden! Yesterday we added several wheelbarrows full of organic garden soil mixed with spent mushroom straw to bring the soil level up to where it should be. Bought two pony-paks of lettuces, plus green onions, and onion sets at Peaceful Valley and I planted them this afternoon. Covered everything lightly with rice straw. Our weather forecasters predicted rain for tomorrow, but on tonite's news, they backed off on the possibility. Heck... looks like I'll be using that hose! (That's a piece of coconut fiber on top of the compost well. It is NOT a hunk o' bear skin!)