Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
|Crinum Scabrum bud|
|The Crinum Scabrum bloom always reminds me of peppermint.|
|Crinums in the Corner Garden|
Crinums by the shed this morning.
|A cluster of crinum blooms.|
Monday, June 13, 2011
|Tersa Sphinx Hummingbird Moth|
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Wow - This update is overdue! The winter annuals have peaked and been torn out. The summer annuals are already coming along. This is what the garden looked like in March:
|They almost looked like carnations.|
2. Persian shield.
More on these in a later post. Hope to have the garden filled with these soon!
5. Various Daylilies
Monday, June 6, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
I like watchin' the puddles gather rain
And all I can do is just pour some tea for two
and speak my point of view, but it's not sane, It's not sane.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Wow! January 31 was my last post?? (And a kinda lame one at that.) Time flies. I can't say I didn't post because I haven't been in the garden. Due to being laid-off, I've had the chance to spend a LOT of time in the garden, although the budget is a bit more restricted. Since I've been able give it more attention, the garden is flourishing. It is also the third year I've gardened organically, and it seems like the system has finally caught up with itself. Thought I'd do a quick post on some of the blooms and a quick teaser for some upcoming posts I'm working on.
Finally, a peek at one of the projects I 've been working on:
Me: Why, yes it is!
You: But what happened to the tacky plastic border?
Me: I adiosed it. See-ya!
You: Wait a minute, didn't you say you were on a budget??
Me: Well, that is another post, my friend.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Time to do an update of the Front Garden. I slacked on doing updates of the gardens last year because they never really got to where I wanted them. Hopefully things will be better this year and I'll be posting more updates. I'm doing the front because is it is really the only garden with anything green in it, never mind something blooming.
Well here are some things that aren't bummers:
Well, that's it for me. What made you happy today??
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
This year, we've delayed getting on Christmas lights down. Certainly mid-January is far from epic procrastination: A friend of mine's mother kept the Christmas decorations up in her house well into July, but that was generally interpreted to mean she wasn't taking her recent divorce too well. Mid-January is late for us, though. Here's where the beneficial part comes in. This year the freezing temps came early in November and December. Usually I cover as much as I can with sheets, fitting most plants only half way, and hope for the best. I normally loose just about everything. This year, I thought I'd focus all my efforts on to one plant, the philodendron in the front garden. Every night before a frost I've covered it with two sheets, one of them flannel! I filled several gallon milk jugs with hot water and placed them near the plant in hopes the heat would radiate out and get trapped by the sheets. Also, this plant was nicely wrapped up with Christmas lights. I've kept them up, the theory being that the electricity in the wires is enough to keep the temperature up half a degree or two. I'm sure there is a fire hazard here, but so far, so good, and the plant has had minimal damage. This year, the Christmas lights will stay up a bit longer. The giant inflatable Snoopy? It is coming down.