|This time of year , things get yanked , snipped and thrown about.|
|Euphorbia is the worst , all that sticky white stuff . I leave it to dry out .|
|I had planned on putting together a Vivarium , but I haven't found one yet .|
So make shift vivarium it had to be .... I found some clear plastic panels and attached them all around a section of a shelving unit'.
It was all cobbled together rather quickly . But, it seems to be doing the job.
I stuffed all my high humidity lovers in side.
|Not very attractive , but the front is just a plastic sheet with flappy bits for better .. AIR CIRCULATION .|
|And the humidity is heading towards 80 % which is just what the Lepanthes love.|
|I've had this Clematis for years . I think I bought it discounted at 'Fred Meyer' . The tags lost , and I can't remember the name. This is the first year it's looked decent . Last year I missed what blooms it might have had.|
I think all my Clematis are benefiting from my dumping left over Orchid fertilzer over them every Saturday morning.
|I love this Trollius ! I'm never brave enough to plant it in the ground. I think it would hate my dry soil. It lives in a pot , so I can watch over it and give it plenty of water.|
|Same here with this dainty Geum rivals . Lots of water !|
|One of my first garden plants Aquilegia vulgarisms 'windy blue and white planted in 2006 .|
|A native Delphinium trollifolium|
|A heavily laden Sinocalycantus'Hartiage wine' with Rodgersia 'Rotlaub' which looks it's best right now , before it gets too hot and dry and the leaves crumble and scorch.|
So many things to enjoy this time of year !
|I was thinking how well and how many Primulas I have this year . They are probably my favorite flower. This P. sunset shade is one of the oldest in the garden .|
|Prumula 'Gold Laced ' one of my favorite . Once it's finished blooming I'll dig it up and divide it.|
|Primula veris 'gilded spice ...' hiding . This is listed as a Barnhaven primrose . barnhaven primroses started breeding primulas in Oregon in the 1930's . They are now based in France !|
|Couldn't ID this one|
|Primula kisuana 'alba' I bought this last year from the Rock Garden Society . I like the fuzzy Gerainum like leaves.|
|Primula x vulgaris 'Guinevere'|
|Primula x pruhuniciana 'springtime' growing in my Bonsai dish .|
Looking through my plant tags , I see I'm missing :
Primula 'white echo'
Primula x pubescens lavender'
Primula aurucula 'Fred booley'
Primula auricle 'blue velvet'
Primula x vulgaris 'hole in the hole yellow'
Primula vulgaris 'Francesca'
I'm going to have to have another look around.
|Not to be confused with Bowles golden sedge , this is Bowles Golden grass or Golden Millet Grass.|
I planted these from seed a few years ago . They come from one of my favorite seed companies :
from Ireland . It has taken a few years for them to bulk up , but they are wonderful just now.
I believe they are short lived , but they are good self seeders , maybe too good . Pulled out easily enough and plenty to give away or relocated .
|They are a woodland grass from Europe , but I found they survived my dry sunny garden without being scorched to badly. I've planted them in the shadiest spots I could find.|
|and here with another great self seeder Rumex sanguineus.|
|When I planted L. 'Rosemary Veery' a few years ago I was expecting it to behave like L Annua . Self seeding by the dozens. But no , I always end up with just the one . Which I don't mind because I have plenty of L Annua to keep me happy.|
|But then I notice this little one...could be the end of the well behaved Rosemary Verey .|
|The not so well behaved Aunna .|
|I watched 'Monty Don' trimming his fruit tree on 'Gardener's world' . I think it was an apple tree , but it inspired me to do the same to my Santa Rosa plum . So, off with the crowded , overlapping and anything that grew straight up . Not that many , only what I could reach standing on steps. Which is still only the lowest branches .|
|And I brought in a few branches to fill in my new vase. It's the biggest piece I've made , at least in girth .|