Sunday, October 8, 2017

"Still - in a way - nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time."
                                                                   Georgia O'Keeffe

August beauties...loving the crape myrtle trunks..

  • Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the Earth are never alone or weary of life   
                                                                                                Rachel Carson

JOURNAL....Lessons, learning and changes

October 7, 2017

We had two areas renovated by our guys from John Newman's landscape design company and created a new sitting and viewing area in the bak of the yard and in front of the house.  Adding to the new plantings of evergreens (deodar cedar, etc.) we creating a beautiful view near the wooded area of our lot and a great enhancement of our front garden.

Next year, I want to figure out what to do with my mthly grasses.  They don't look as good as past years and I figure they needed to be divided.

I also should:

-perhaps remove or transplant the perennial chrysanthemums.  Maybe I will just cut them back hard.
-really clean up area around compost....maybe pots with annuals; perennials don't do well and bloom too short
-need to plant zinnias somewhere also in the area of compost, raised bed.


Lots of action on the false ageratum, which, by the way, looks great in a drift. Blooming late Sep./Oct
Need to move Montauk Daisy and cut back early spring.

Want to plant several varieties of asclepius in the area so Monarchs can find it near the ageratum.

Saw hardly any yellow swallowtails and usually have tons of them, especially on tiger lillies.

I love:

The hellebores.  Very healthy and reproduce well.  Flowers a pale purple.
Annuals:  coleus and   did really well. Rabbits ate homestead purple verbena and asters
Not sure about honeysukle vine on black trellis.  Maybe needs more twining?
Clematis (purple) came back but lack of water caused dieback at the bottom
Echinachea reproduced and throwback to the cross variety; paler than original.  Reblooming now so will cut back after bloom next year.  The goldfinch loved the seed pods

Sunday, October 1, 2017

A Great Tool....the Bulb Planting Auger

I just posted information about my new favorite tool...check it out on my blog