It’s all coming together

Eric built an irrigation system for the potted shrublings today:


The whole thing cost about $30. That includes the PVC pipes, valves and other miscellaneous pieces. Each row has its own valve which lets us adjust the water flow and each pot has its own 1/16″ hole for the water to drip out. It’s super cool!

It is controlled by a timer, which is connected to the water spigot on the house (timer purchased previously and not included in the cost).

 I had applied for an Ohio state vendor license early in March and received my certificate of registration last week. Now just waiting for the nursery inspection. It’s starting to feel like a ‘real’ nursery. :)


Is Spring really, really here?!?

Looks like it – both on the calendar and in the great outdoors. The first day of spring here in the Cincinnati area was beautiful! Sunny, warm(ish) and blue skies.

The daffodils are popping up:

photo 1

Those leaves on the ground are from a nearby oak tree that keeps its dead leaves attached all winter and then drops them in the spring when the new buds are pushing out. It’s the oddest looking thing – when all the other trees look like barren branches, this oak appears to have a full head of fluffy brown leafy hair.

Some of the baby shrubs that are in leaf. These weigela are going to be beautiful when they grow up:

photo 2

All this gardening deserves its own blog. I’m soon going to give it its own space, and this blog will go back to being strictly about cartoon Trixie, with occasional sprinkles of real Trixie, and other cartooning related posts.

Til next time…