Here is a time lapse video of my hill garden from April 1st 2011 to may 31st 2011. It begins with the forsythia in bloom in the pot, and some bulbs. Soon the serviceberry trees bloom white and everything starts turning green. The Siberian Iris in the pot are growing, and when they begin blooming the bearded Iris do too way to the left of the image. The hill garden blooms in very light pink from the primrose and is also very purple from the catmint (although the video doesn’t show it well) Towards the end you start seeing the serviceberries turning red and our ladder is out so we can pick them. There was a lot of rainy days during this two months…and we did some entertaining towards the end of the video.
Here is the first time lapse video of the garden….April 2011
Note the video begins with the forsythia in bloom and the hill still brown and not cut back or mulched. Then the serviceberries bloom and the grass and hill start to turn green. The next installment for May should show the hill burst into bloom, pink and purple!!!!!
The heating and cooling systems on our trusty suburban ranch was more than twenty years old when we decided it was time to replace them with new, high efficiency models. So Mary and I began our due diligence on the subject and started comparing available options. When I first learned about geothermal heating and cooling for residential applications, it was both fascinating and a little intimidating. It seemed like a technology that everyone should be using, but since they weren’t, I was skeptical that it could really be as advantageous as it seemed to be on the surface.
We’ll be doing a number of posts about our new geothermal heating and cooling system. It is a substantial investment in our home, and will go a long way towards meeting our goals of reducing our energy bills and our carbon footprint.
These videos are made from time lapse photography we captured during the outdoor portion of the installation process. Read More