|A gift from my mom, this feeder holds Black Oil Sunflower Seeds for larger birds.|
This is for my dear blogger friends who love to garden, plants and enjoy landscaping. I will have a lot to report on the El Presidio Gardens soon but because it's winter, I'm working on small projects around the property. In March, I begin putting in the new transplants, pruning and fertilizing around our place. I know my blog has done a lot on the wildlife so far this year along with the travel, but I wanted to let you know that I'll be back in the garden again soon. We always hope that the plants will grow and succeed.....and when they do, they create a lush environment safe for all creatures great and small. I think what many of you are witnessing with me is that transformation of our garden space here. Many of the plants are maturing nicely and with it comes the new visitors.
The fern garden at El Presidio so called for the ferny like foliage on the trees. Very few fern species can grow here in the desert...the Aspargus Fern is fun but it doesn't look like a fern to me:) For my desert garden friends, notice how I use a tree that is deciduous and give it a makeover for the winter. This Desert Willow serves as the central spot in front of our window while providing beautiful flowers in spring and providing food for our hummingbird populations. Just a side note. When I first began this blog, everything was so innocent and cute. I look back at those pics with fond regard. So much has changed since then. My older Desert Willow post reminds me of a better tomorrow that holds promise. It was during a time that I had doubts about what it was I was doing, but today, I see it all happening before my very eyes...and it makes me proud.