The garden is in transition right now.
Many of the natives are getting ready to start their growing since summer is more like winter elsewhere in that California natives go dormant in the summer to withstand the heat and lack of rainfall. Once the rains start, they start growing.
I am switching the edible garden from Summer to Winter too. I just picked the last of the eggplants yesterday and need to remember to plant more than one next year. The banana peppers are still producing, but I picked and pickled about a 1/2 pound yesterday. I’ll find out in two weeks if they are any good. I cut the grapevines back for the year and made wreaths out of them – but that will be another post.
The grasses have been fun to deal with – NOT. I have reseeded patches of the lawn trying to fill in dead spots, which meant hand watering on the 90+ degree days, but I think they may actually take hold. Then there are the natives (deer grass and whatever that other sharp grass is that cuts my arms to shreds whenever I need to trim it) that need to be hacked back to the ground this time of year or they become fire hazards.
Lizards are everywhere and so are dead bees. I guess they don’t like 90 one day and 65 the next. Truthfully I am not that fond of it either.
And now for the photos…