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Monthly archive for May 2015

We’re all aBuzzzz!

We’re all aBuzzzz!

We got our bees on the 23rd!  They are a friend’s bees and he will be maintaining them, but we get the joy of watching them work!  Here are some pictures of their installation. – Mary B.

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Gravel and Irrigation

Gravel and Irrigation

Ever seen 100 tons of gravel? Well, now you have!  So why do we have 100 tons (5 dump trucks) of gravel??  To cover the black landscape fabric to keep the plants from frying.  See, we heard many stories of the black fabric getting to hot for the plants and we searched for alternatives – white and even grey fabric.  But they don’t really exist (as of writing this) for

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Planting Party

Planting Party

We had friends and family come by on May 2nd for a Planting Party!  Everyone worked their tails off and we got 500 plants in!  Here are pictures – click on them to view the gallery.  The first group are shots from a helicopter drone.  Don’t miss the great close ups at the end!

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Getting the lavender babies

Getting the lavender babies

April 25th was the day!  We drove to White Oak Lavender Farm and picked up 37 trays of lavender babies.  We also received a shipped order of plants later that week from Peace Tree Farms. We’ll get our last order of plants from Victor’s Lavender in late May. To get the plants from White Oak, we created a plant rack in my Pilot.  We got the tray dimensions, added up

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Tools of the trade

Tools of the trade

Well, really, tools of creating a new field: tractor bedder/mulcher – part 1 & part 2 measuring stick – this post! tiller – this post! marker – this post! brand – this post! irrigation Of course we needed the tractor and bedder/mulcher to make the beds, but the measuring stick we made was just as indispensible. We used it to place the tractor, place the bedder/mulcher, track width changes, layout

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