|Viola - Jump Up Purple|
Because I'm still not cleared to bend, my gardening has been modified. Using long handled tools I prepped the bed then augured the holes for the plants. As I hovered over the hole, I plunked a plant right into place with the precision (sometimes) of a bombardier. Loose soil was raked in around to tuck the plant into its new bed. After a nice drenching of water, snail bait was dribbled out. I used Deadline (Force II). In the morning, I expect to still see my pansies with snail carcasses littering the flower bed.
The rain outlook for California in 2014 is tragic. If you would like to follow the progress of our precipitation, try this website. Mama mia! Really tragic.
Silver lining: It looks like a perfect year to replace your lawn to conserve water.