Saturday, September 24, 2011

Purple Raspberries

We are digging up an old bed of raspberries and weeds to rejuvinate it with some transplants from another old and mostly deer-ravaged location.

The reclaimed clumps from the second area are heeled in.  This soil was enriched by thirty years of horse stall fertilizer and is truly "black gold."  We trimmed off the above-ground greenery to encourage any new growth and enhance root development.

Inspector Suki takes a break from her supervisory duties and pauses on a bench under a nearby pergola.  The ground cover is a wonderful collection of morning glories that reseeds each year.  The autumn clematis frames her domain.

Suki is now ready to move on to the next work site.  She is waiting for her staff to give her a ride.

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1 comment:

Pat Pauly said...

How to tell a real garderer from a wanna-be? Only real gardeners wear their felcos for all to see.