Viewing violabird's Garden Diary: 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
GingerFinally taking off (2 months late) only White Butterfly has opened, could kick myself for not watering more--note to self, do not listen to weatherman.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Belinda\'s DreamWill need to move her to more sun this winter, her blooms are worth it!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Single Mexican TuberroseFinally! Found at the Zebulon market, approx 10 pips in pot.
Photo taken next to Peanut Butter Shrub in bloom.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Crinum x \\\'Ellen Bosanquet\\\'Wow do I love this, the color is almost red. Only one stalk bloomed however, wonder if this is normal--sure hope it will bloom like my Milk & Wine--those have been almost nonstop!
Monday, July 28, 2008
July GardenGarden doing great despite the heat. Just wish I could capture the colors better, for Black Dragon & Plumbago.
Friday, April 25, 2008
still catching upwonder of wonders. one of my mock oranges is slightly fragrant, but must catch time of day. Dover beach & other blue blooming. Banana shrubs still going wild. potted up plants for sale, expect Marilyn's sign tomorrow. Azeleas fading, pittosporum reay to pop. Honeysuckel and clematis blooming.. Potted tomatos & pinks, dill looks wierd, no scent? Still must plant portulaca and red impatiernts. Manured ginger bed, hit some roses with fert.
Leaving for boat this weekend.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Catching upDogwoods in full bloom. Wild azeleas blooming last week. Now have purple iris, candytuft, tulips, wild geranium, foam flowers and the E bush has yellow flowers--thought it was dead. Azaleas in full bloom also, redbuds and bradley pear quit. Lilac and jessamine still blooming. Spanish hyacinth has really expanded, are they bluebells?
Saw 1st Luna Moth last nite.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Post plantingMust look up name of the blue spring bloomer, Ipherion?
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Oval Mix bedStarted weeding, see dogs have broken another miniature rose, hope it comes back. The aster has taken over the bed and I hope it's covering the Baptista, because I don't see it. Need to pot those Asters!
Winter honeysuckle has done very well and bloomed most of the winter, is now showing red berries. Wondering about sowing more seed, will watch and see how Candy Lily seeds do. Looks like Ceasers Iris doing good, fire pinks doing well.
fenced half way, still need to finish weeding and scratch in manure.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
SpringI so hope this year is better! The drought last summer was awful and I neglected the garden terribly. Now I pay the price.
I started on the front porch bed. Have a terrible time with the the bermuda invading as well as the red crocosmia. So I tore out all my Iris (100?), moved some spring bulbs, tore out the red __ as much as I could find. Added manure and tilled. Sprinkled very OLD Alysumm seed out and am thinking of just having annuals until I get the weeds and red stuff out. Took me 2 days. Have NO idea what I will do with the Iris.
Also put up fencing to keep out the dogs.