Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
This is a shout out to some fellow bloggers out in the blogosphere. Emma from Today's Garden Ideas wrote a very nice post about Wicked Gardener. Thanks Emma! If you haven't seen her blog, check it out!!
I also received a lovely email from a fellow Southern gardener, Patsy, at Georgia Girl's Garden. Very sweet!!
Just sharing the love!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
As you might imagine, being a Wicked Gardener and all, Halloween is a very special time around my home. There are so many reasons why this season is special. As a kid, Halloween was full of fun and exasperation at finding out what mother had come up with for my costume. One year I was a Rubik's cube with a large immobile box and construction paper squares. Another year I was Dorothy from Wizard of Oz. It was a very cute costume sewn by my aunt. Unfortunately my hair was blond, and Dorothy's was not. So my Mom and Aunt spray painted it black, which gave my Dad a conniption fit when it didn't come out for a few days. Finally, I was once a gumball machine. Yep, a gumball machine. The gumballs were colored balloons stuffed into a clear plastic bag and the whole thing put over my head. The worst part of this was that the plastic bag tore and the balloons started falling out, delighting the neighborhood kids who went down the street popping them. Seriously, was a fairy princess that hard to pull off?
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
It has been a rainy week so far. The plants have enjoyed it, but everything is soggy. It was fun to be standing in the house, looking out at the garden and suddenly see an unidentifiable spot of pink. I ran out to the butterfly garden and found this brand new bloom on my camellia, which did a whole lot of nothing last year. Lots of buds on the plant so I should have many blooms to come!!
Fresh looking vinca soaking up the rain.
Even the roses in front of the play house, which looked dead all summer, decided to perk up.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Black Eyed Susans
From the sale:
2 pots of crinum. I think (hope) that they are Nassau Lilies. From the description at the sale, the flowers are less trumpet-like and more lily-like than my other crinums. The flower petals are white with dark pink stripes. No flowers on my plants, but they have lime green leaves that are creased, which match Nassau Lily descriptions. The plants were a good deal at $6 a pot because there were at least five bulbs in each pot.
This is someone else's Nassau Lily.
1 angel trumpet. I’ve wanted to try this plant for a while. This one has peach and cream flowers. $4.
I got more stuff at the Nursery Nazi’s house:
3 4-inch pots of orange portulaca plants
1 aloe plant with lots of pups
1 bag of four o’clock seeds.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Here are some interesting articles I found this week. Enjoy!