August - What's happening in your garden? Part 4

Amelia Island, FL(Zone 9a)

We came from here http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1028113/

All are welcome to join the chat!

Pepper Glad you had a good time at the B&D concert! Looking forward to pictures!
Dyson YikesI hope your car dries out without causing any problems.
Mau Prissy loves her little shadow!
Ric The hosta blooms are so pretty!

70.9 F
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 73%
Dew Point: 61 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.01 in (Rising)
Heat Index: 74 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 5000 ft
Scattered Clouds 20000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 18 ft

Today
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

We are abnormally cool too this morning. I'm not complaining LOL! First day of school...Haaaaahaaaaaaa!!!!

Thumbnail by MySharona
Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Sharon try 55 F for abnormally low..... lol!

That species Hosta (Hosta laevigata) wasn't even discovered until 1996.
Found on a small island off the coast of Korea it's a gem.
Slug resistant and now being used in many hybridizing efforts.

Ric

Thumbnail by henryr10
Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

Celia: love that last pic on the previous thread--nice patterns there!
Sharon: our schools started last Wed. (the 19th). We've been cooler than normal, too, and I'm not complaining either! LOL
Ric: Oh, wow, a slug resistant hosta--hooray! I guess my Illustris and other EE's have done so well even though they are not in water is because they are all covered with several inches of mulch which helps to keep the moisture in. Plus they are hardy down here so we don't have to bring them inside in the winter. :o))

The weather channel says our high today will be in the mid-80's with winds E at 5-10 mph. Currently sunny and 68F--very nice!

Ric: here are the two Big Dippers and the mystery EE. Wonder why the one Big Dipper is so much bigger than the one on the right?

Thumbnail by marsue
Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

I found this hummingbird on the brick step beneath the hummingbird feeder on the back porch this morning. He was still breathing so I picked him up and put him on top of some ajuga which I have in a pot on the back porch.

Thumbnail by marsue
Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

I just went to see if the hummer was still there and he is gone. I'm assuming he stunned himself by running into the brick wall of the house but he recovered and flew away. Sure hope so!

Thumbnail by marsue
(Zone 7a)

Oh, the poor little thing! I do hope he was okay.

It rained again last night and more rain is on the way for today.

66.0 F with 81 for the high.
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 69%
Dew Point: 56 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.05 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 3000 ft
Scattered Clouds 5000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 10000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 13000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

Thumbnail by kwanjin
Balotesti, Romania(Zone 5a)

My kids came from Italy on Friday. They've lost their ID cards and drivers license and have to make new ones. We went at the police station today and hopefully the ID card will be ready on Thursday...DD has a plane ticket for Monday...ugh!
Ric, the pond looks great and the brick alley too! Nice work! The garden looks amazing! When do you guys have time to take care of all those plants too?
Sharon, grrr, such a dark sky! Did you get any rain? Pea looks so sweet!
Kelli, great pics, really looks like Africa!
Joey, thanks for the tour! Dora is a beauty! How is JW?
Mau, poor hummer! Love the crepe myrtle flowers!
Celia, beautiful rose! I Have some Robins in my garde too, they're eating the sunflower seeds!LOL How was the eyes check-up?
Kiska, great view and yummy cake! We're doing that recipe here too. Save some for us !LOL
Here's the Robin leaning beneath the sunflower...too cute!
Adina

Thumbnail by adinamiti
Balotesti, Romania(Zone 5a)

Then he gets on the sunflower hat and eats the seed!LOL

Thumbnail by adinamiti
Balotesti, Romania(Zone 5a)

This one is staying in the shadows!LOL

Thumbnail by adinamiti
(Zone 7a)

Adina, that bird is so cute! I love it!

Eye check-up went okay. I'm 85% better, which means I can get new glasses in about 3 months. Yea!

L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

Hotter today than it needs to be

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on August 24, 2009
93 F
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 27%
Dew Point: 54 F
Wind: 12 mph from the SSE
Pressure: 29.86 in (Falling)
Heat Index: 91 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 8 out of 16
Clouds: Few 10000 ft


This is a pereskia flower. It's a cactus with leaves and almost a tree. The flowers are up way higher than my head. This is in my yard.

Thumbnail by Kelli
KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

Another nice day. LOL

Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Windy here, but otherwise nice. 80 something.

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Kelli I don't think I've ever known anyone growing this outside of an arboretum.
Cool!
Krohne has a nice grandifloria.
Is that what yours is?
Plant shot?

Cool but lizard frying sun today.
Much like AZ or NM in March.

We got the Mechanical/Bio Filter up and running about 2 PM.
By 3 we could see an improvement in water clarity.
Now at 8:30 the water's clear enough to see down about 16".
By morning we may even be able to see bottom in the deep end.
It will take days for full Mechanical filtration to finish.
Weeks for the Bio part to kick in but so far......

After we field test it for a few days we'll do the final finishing touches and hide the works.
No rush we want to make sure everything is in top shape.
Once the bacteria kick in the filter should not need to be touched for years.
Notice the 'falls' are now throwing twice as much water.

Ric

Thumbnail by henryr10
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

Mine is P. sacharosa. I'll try to get a picture of the complete plant tomorrow when the sun is in the right direction. We grew ours from seed that we liberated from an arboretum. Whoever lives here next is going to wonder what all of the strange plants are. I would think the plants will outlive us.

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

How neat!
I've got a shot from the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix but it wasn't in flower.

One of the gardens here in Anderson is now undergoing just that thing Kelli.
Clara is still hanging on to their 1 acre botanical treasure.
Her DH and Gardening companion Charlie passed away last Winter.
She's in her 70's and and has downscaled just a bit.
Everyone is hoping the place passes on to a Serious gardener.
Definitely not the kids passion.
Their collection is 4 decades old now......

Ric

Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Woke up at 2:50 AM by Thunder. Raining hard a few minutes later. Still raining now, with more to come.
Boys will be picking in the mud again today. Getting to be common.
Just now a severe thunderstorm warning coming over TV. I think it happened about 20 minutes ago!

(Zone 5a)

Good morning!

My baby is off to school this morning! Mixed feelings about that to be honest. She was a bit nervous this morning because her best friend is in the other class. She was fine once in the class room since she knows most of the kids from pre-school. Still hoping she and her friend can be reunited later in the fall. So grateful for our wonderful school. Selma started 6th grade yesterday ... just can't believe how fast they're growing up! She's the same age I was when I moved to Florida ...... what a difference between 6th grade there and here.

Read all the posts and looked at all the photos - enjoyed them all but too many to comment on.

Bernie - so happy for you on your great crop and success at the market!

Adina - happy you got your photos back! What a scare!

Ric - the pond looks great! 63F would be perfect! lol Especially now - not likely to see 60F again until next year, summer is pretty much over here .... :-(

Kiska - love the hiking photos - looks like home! :-)

Well, feels like summer is over. It's windy, pouring rain earlier and around 50F, high will probably be in the low 50's.

Hope you all have a great day!

Rann

Thumbnail by rannveig
Peterstown, WV(Zone 6a)

Kelli!!! Happy Birthday!!! :D

Thumbnail by music2keep
Amelia Island, FL(Zone 9a)

Mau Im so glad the little hummer flew off. Must have knocked itself out on the wall.
Celia beautiful backlit pic!
Adina That terrible about the ids and licenses. I hope no one steals the identities. We got some rain, but not a lot that day. We havent had any rain since. Cute Robins!
Kelli Pretty flower!
Ric You and Robyn could go into business building ponds! Excellent job!
Rann - They do grow up fast, huh? Shes adorable! Have a great day Hildur Eva and Selma Run!

74.6 F
Overcast
Humidity: 96%
Dew Point: 73 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 29.93 in (Falling)
Heat Index: 72 F
Visibility: 9.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 7000 ft
Overcast 13000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft

Today
Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 86. East winds 5 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent.

My thyroid has been acting up. Sunday and Monday I wasn't feeling well, my basal temp was 97.2. Blood work done yesteday afternoon by Nurse Ratched...pretty bruise today.

Lots of baby tree frogs

Thumbnail by MySharona
Amelia Island, FL(Zone 9a)

Happy Birthday Kelli!! Have a great day!

Thumbnail by MySharona
(Zone 5a)

Happy Birthday Kelli!

Hope your day is filled with joy :-)

Rann

Thumbnail by rannveig
Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Happy Birthday, Kelli!

Thumbnail by Marylyn_TX
Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kelli!!!!!

Ric

Thumbnail by henryr10
(Zone 3b)

Happy Birthday, Kelli~ hope you have a great day; time to do some hiking?
44*/overcast
rann~what a day-big moment in time.
Have a good day, all.

Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KELLI! and may you have many more in the years to come!!

Ric: the falls are looking great!
Joey: love that flower in your HB post to Kelli--and all the other HB flowers from the rest of you!
Celia:; glad the eyes are better!
Sharon: those tree frogs will surely "freak out" Kiska. LOL (sorry, Kiska)
Rann: a milestone for Hildur Eva--and you!
Going to lunch today with my sister and two of our cousins.

Currently 69F according to TWC. Heading for a high of 87F. Sunny

Shasta Daisy

This message was edited Aug 25, 2009 10:00 AM

Thumbnail by marsue
(Zone 7a)

Happy Birthday, Kelli!!! I'm going to add joy to those many years you were wished. We used to do that when we were kids. Someone on your BDay wishes you something and going around the room, people add things to the wish.

Beautiful flowers, scenery and others, everyone.

Rann, a gentle hug coming across to you. Letting them grow up is the hardest thing a parent can do.

Sharon, cute little frogs. Are they the noisy ones or just cute? Peanut's pic was very cute, too.

68.6 F with 83 for the high. More rain coming. Yea!
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 49%
Dew Point: 49 F
Wind: 2.0 mph from the SSE
Wind Gust: 6.0 mph
Pressure: 30.08 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 8500 ft
Scattered Clouds 12000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 15000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

Thumbnail by kwanjin
Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Sun is now out. Off to market in a few minutes.
Happy Birthday, Kelli!!
Have a Great Day!
Bernie

L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone!

Sharon, I hope you get the thyroid worked out. I have long suspected that I might have a thyroid problem but nothing ever comes out on tests.

Kiska, no hiking today. It's too hot.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 12:51 PM PDT on August 25, 2009
93 F
Clear
Humidity: 17%
Dew Point: 42 F
Wind: 6 mph from the South
Pressure: 29.92 in (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 11 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)

Ric, no one is going to confuse my yard with a botanic garden. It's more like a dry riverbottom jungle. Here is picture of the pereskia. It is hard to get a good picture because it is behind the lemon tree and blends in with it. You might be able to make out some flowers near the top of the photo.

Thumbnail by Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

In this photo, the straight, green branches are pereskia

Thumbnail by Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

picture from yesterday - chaparral ash - We get about six months of "fall" color of one kind or another

Thumbnail by Kelli
Rocky Mount, VA(Zone 7a)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KELLI!

No rain today - still rideing on a plastic trash bag on the car seat.

Amelia Island, FL(Zone 9a)

Kelli How is the birthday going?
Mau The daisies are smiling!
Celia - They get noisier as the get bigger! But its okat least they stay cute (sorry Kiska!). Pretty bud!
Dyson Be sure to put a towel on the car seat! Hope it dries out soon.

80.8 F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 74%
Dew Point: 72 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.03 in (Steady)
Heat Index: 86 F

Tonight
Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 50 percent.

No rain here either today. I just watered the plants, they seem happy now. Going over the intracoastal waterway.

Thumbnail by MySharona
KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

A tad bit hot today but not bad. Hit 87 with heat index of 94. Tomorrow it cools down again with the cool front.

Amelia Island, FL(Zone 9a)

sigh....cool front....

KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

LOL. Move up here and you will have more cool fronts than you know what to do with.

(Zone 7a)

We have baby!!!!!! Maxwell Christopher Elkington. She told me Ivan but they've changed it. 7lbs 13oz, 20". Healthy, happy, tired. Born Aug. 26th, 2009 at 7:30am-ish.

Peterstown, WV(Zone 6a)

Yippeeee! Congratulations, Celia! :D

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Yayyy!!! :-)

L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

Yay! Congrats to all!


(Cape plumbago)

Thumbnail by Kelli

Post a Reply to this Thread

You cannot post until you , sign up and subscribe. to post.
BACK TO TOP