Things I need to remember for next year’s winter. Cover the Esperanzas and the Plumbago. They both got a bit too much freeze damage. Luckily they are both coming back. The crowns are alive but the branches got too much freezing temperature. I also had a small problem with the iris’ that Leena, my neighbor, gave me. The iris’ look like they are growing. But for some reason the deer keep trying to eat and pull up one poor iris. I don’t know why. I keep replanting it, and they keep pulling it up. I’m going to move it to the back and put it in a pot and see how it does. But overall the irises look good, like they are alive and growing.
The good new is it looks like we will be getting a fence. It will be mainly black 6 foot tall iron, but it will have stone work columns sprinkled in there. Since its about 350-375 feet of fence (maybe more) it will give me a large yard. I just hope it can keep the deer out. That’s the clincher. But we have the HOA’s approval, we’ve found someone to build the fence, so we should be getting it built soon. It doesn’t really cover much of the front of the house, and it doesn’t cover any of the front of the yard, but it does cover the side and the back area up to the green house. We will have a couple of gates which will be nice. I just hope all goes well and it gets built without any hang ups. We can hope.