May 15th, 2016

Fernley House

Bush League

I have had no success at all raising California poppies, despite having put in soil supplement and watering the area where I planted the seeds. I also apparently managed to kill one of the two rosebushes we had on the property by cutting it back too severely when trying to trim away an invasive bush that I thought was strangling it. However, we still have one remaining rosebush that was here when we moved in, and it has started blooming.

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Spring has sprung like mad here in northern Nevada, thanks to the extra rain. The vacant lots on both sides of us are awash with growth including wildflowers. The only place not growing is my flowerbed in front of the house. I think I should have just tossed the California poppy seeds into the surrounding lots and hoped for the best.