Backyard Pond

Discussion of backyard pond, frogs, goldfish and plants.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Nighttime Deer

 I set the camera up behind the wrought iron fence and a couple of deer wandered by last night.  Not the clearest pictures but you can see the Buck is growing a nice set of antlers.  His wandering  companion came up close to the camera.  Maybe in response to the flash when the Buck got caught or maybe to chow down on some juicy grass by the fence.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Orange and Grapefruit Trees

 Again this year, we are moving the citrus trees close to the house for a tiny bit of protection from the cold weather.  I'm thinking of building a temporary lean to for additional protection.  Last year was the first year we tried this plan for the citrus trees and most survived the winter.  We'll know the results in about six months.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Open Up The Greenhouse

 After the surprise early frost a week ago, I figured it was time to move our frost sensitive plants into the greenhouse.  A couple of Pineapples and a lonely Banana plant were first into the greenhouse.  Those were surrounded by various palms, citrus and other plants that wouldn't survive the  winter outside.