Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gardening in the winter

With the summer garden wrapped up, I've put the finishing touches on my winter gardening--Christmas lights. Jess and I strung up the lights in the trees as well as the easy lights on the house and garage on the weekend.

Earlier, I had done the higher lights that required ladder work.

We also then put up the rabbit fences around the fruit trees. This has become necessary over the past few years to save the bark. The fence is fairly ugly but is lower maintenance (and quieter) than penning a coyote in the yard all winter.

We'll test the lights tonight (I connected everything today at lunch--I think!) and then give them a show for Hallowe'en. I presume there will be some swearing and ladder work required tomorrow. I'll post pictures when I get a good one.

We've had some lovely late-season leaves on the columnar swedish aspens.


  1. You are so organized! I felt a sense of accomplishment just to get some late plantings of shrubs completed. I must paint my front door...soon.

  2. Thanks Sarah--I'm really trying to be organized and not end up hanging off the icy eaves on Grey Cup Sunday. I think everything is operating properly after some time on the ladder yesterday. I'll try to post a picture of the finished lights tomorrow.