Went out this morning and took a few pics. Not much blooming, yet. Just a few Iris. The hosta's are coming up really well. Planted all my Brugmansia's and vines. I have a Brug about to bloom in a week or so.
This corner was all brush until a about 2 weeks ago. Cleaned it all out. Have planted a few roses, Brugs, daylily seedlings and dahlia. My hubby broke my 3 tier birdbath a few years ago. The pedistal was left over, so I put a big yellow sunflower plate on it. I have dahlia planted around it that have not yet sprouted and daylilies.
Good pics. Sorry, I can't post any new ones for now, my camera is kapoot!
So, you already have your brugs planted out? I have one that was sent to me from a friend. I figured it was too tender to go out until it is really warm. Am I wrong? I've never had one before.
This is the first year that I have had Brugs. I planted them all outside about 2 weeks ago. I had those pesky little gnats so bad, I just couldn't take it - so out they went! They have done really well, even with the dip in the temp we had the past 2 nights (40's). I've had a few bugs nibbling on them, so need some spray. I'll take some close up pics later today and post them.
Lovely yard, Crystal. That corner has really changed, huh! It is amazing what a few hours of work can do to a messy area.
I've been moving the remaining hosta from a former shady area whose tree died a couple years ago to a bed under the shade of the old walnut tree and bird house. I potted up some to take to the beds at church, cafe', and give to friends. Only a couple were too small to share. I gave some to Holly(our DIL) last night. I got a couple daffs who were in bad places moved or at least dug, and a patch of blackberries weeded out. Now to rest up and recoup my strength for the weekend. I'm sure I'll do more this evening, but it will have to be light duty. There are a couple large holes to be filled in where I removed daffs or hosta. That is a must do. The other holes can stay that way for awhile.
You might as well. but the house is small and I got a wife a female cat and a female dog so I am used to the domination. Now there are some ladies in the hosta forum are threatening to BRING THERE TOOLS for a visit. Thats ok I told them the truth I am a nasty old man.
Ozark, that's OK. The world needs more nasty old men,
what with all the Metrosexuals around nowadays.
Define "nasty" please.
Your place sure looks nice and very well cared for,
and we all know gardeners are just lovely people, so
I suspect you are just trying to scare us off.
Does your wife garden too? My husband had a degree
in botany and never set foot in the garden, except to
sit in the shade and have a beer.
What kind of boxwood is that by the walk?
I want to put some in, but am looking for something
that will stay small and not need lots of pruning, as I'm
getting old one of these days - haven't decided which
MAHNOT----Yeah wife gets out there about as much as I do at times but she likes to piddle. The rock Garden is all hers. She does not mow either and that is a every other day thing until it turns pretty hot.
Do not believe the stuff Susan says about being mean to her. She just does not like my treatment of squirrels.
House was there but a lot has happened since the yard was devoid of growth. There were no plantings at all. It was a summer home and the garage had only one door the garage door. no electric out there are anything. There was no yard lighting only wiring for the boat dock to operate the boat lift. I have worked on this place one way are the other since we been here. Winter b efore last I gutted out most of the inside an d overhauled the whole thing. New doors, new walls, new kitcchen with all hickory cabinets, all new floors and crown molding all through every room. Told wife at 66 yrs of age it was my last major project. Getting to old for all that labor. I tend to like things more simple I find. I have one project this summer and that is the treating of the walk all the way from the garage to the lake. My son will be here for that since he has to apply the stuff. There is a paint like thing(no really paint) that can be applied to concrete and it will make a indistructable coating. You can add colorsa and patterns to it. We are going ot add tiny marble chips to make it skid proof and maybe give it a bit of glitter. son knows what he is doing he applies this stuff a lot in his bussiness. So next month we are going to do that. The stuff comes in 5 gallon cans cost about $100 a can wholesale even if you can buy it.
Hi, Susan - I've only been here 8 months now, so I'm still
getting lost on a regular basis. They have renamed
Grapevine Highway to Highway 26, in some goofy scheme
to get more traffic here. Idiots. As for Oz being mean to you,
I don't believe you. No offense. You may just be too young to
appreciate his many and varied sides. We'll give you time.
Oz, if you dislike squirrels, I am sure you have a very good
reason. I had some in my attic once, they chewed through the
roof, chewed up my wiring in the attic, almost started a fire, and
cost me a lot of money. The only way to repel them is to put
a dead squirrel where they are trying to inhabit, and they will not
return. They are shifty and very smart. I USED TO feed them.
As for Susan not understanding you, well...give her time.
She's bound to mature sooner or later. :o)
Your wife sounds like a very wise woman to not get too involved
with the projects you've got going in the garden. I never
learned that lesson and wound up doing it all by myself.
My regards to your wife.
Good luck with all that cement work. Can you let us know the
name of the stuff you were talking about using? I've got a front walk here that needs attention
and your stuff sounds like what I might need.
You take care of yourself, Oz, and make allowances for
Susan. She sounds like a lovely person otherwise.
Mahnot------ It is not cement. He uses it to put the finish on the inside walls of large concrete swimming pools and to cover the deck with. I do not htink you can buy it. I will find out. You can put a base coat down then put tape over it in a pattern like stone then go over it again with a heavy mix then pull the tape out and you got a nice pattern.
The artist in my wife takes over and she gets involved. Son is the same it is the reason he can create some of this stuff like water features pools etc. I tend to deal in straight lines and square angles.
I just had to show you my dog, Katie. She is about 13 yrs old. Poor baby is blind and deaf. She tramples my flowers in her search around the yard for me. She tracks me by scent. She is one of the best dogs I have ever had.