Vanessa Spady

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Industry Internet
Occupation Den Mother
Location Fresno, Central California, United States
Introduction Iris gardening in central California is wonderful and tricky. Our soil is like concrete in the summer, and pudding in the winter. We have the added fun and excitement of ground squirrels and enormous gophers. Our summers are hot, over 113°F on many days, and our winters have overnight lows in the low 20s, sometimes high teens. The challenge is in creating beds that can't be swamped, baked, or otherwise invaded by tunneling critters. The project we started this year experiments with several kinds of above ground beds, and watering systems. It's a fun project, and the trial and error process is a hoot! The reward is all the gorgeous iris blooms we'll see in the Spring.
Interests Just another sheepherding, gardening, border collie rescuing COO who loves iris and Volvos, and writes Member of San Fernando Valley Iris Society Experienced gardener with dirt under my nails to prove it