Friday, July 18, 2014

Final Grape Harvest

So the last few clusters of concord and red grapes are being harvested tonight by Lance and Ian! Loving the grapes!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

Backyarden Glimmer of Hope

Three years ago a planting of Thompson, Red Seedless and Concords were installed in the backyarden. The first year yielded a cluster on each vine. Second year, about two more clusters. This year we have at least a dozen Concord..... Not sure what is happening to the others.  ???? 
What makes the experiment exciting is just the pure pleasure of watching it grow. 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Failure to Flourishing

Have you ever tried to make lemonade from lemons? That is how this *repurposed* hummingbird feeder collection ended up on Hummingbird Island.

I couldn't figure out why the hummers weren't enjoying the homemade nectar in the cute mosaic glass feeders hanging all over the garden? They provide easy access, are colorful and loaded with nectar. ?!? Come to find out they are toooo shiny. Oops. :-/

So, I removed the mold-covered nectar topped with floating dead ants and replaced it with a bit of cactus soil for succulent cuttings. And voila!