Thursday, January 16, 2020

Garden blogger's bloom day

A day late , but here we are . More almost blooms or after blooms , but still interesting.

Arctostaphylos 'St Helens with many, many muscari underneath .

Hamamelis 'Jelena'


My Hellebors are one of the almost blooms , I'm not really bothered , because they never look good.

Another almost bloomer ...Grevillea victorae ..I think 

What's left of Mahonia Charity blooms



Stachyurus salicifolis 

Seedpods of Viburnum cylindricum , I missed the blooming

An almost blooming Helleborus foetidus


I've lost the tag for this almost blooming Viburnum . It could be atrocyaneum f. harryanum.

Friday, December 20, 2019

December in the garden

This is early December when we had a frosty morning . Then the rains came !  

I haven't taken any photos of the garden recently, far too mucky . 














Monday, November 25, 2019

Making Aluminum plant trays

I needed a plant tray to fit  the bottom of my high humidity mostly Orchid  inclosure  .  It's an odd size , and I have been using a boot tray , but I thought it could use a custom made one to make the most of the space.
So my favorite house plant book  came in handy , with instructions for just that project. 


I did make a start , but then decided Philip would be better at following instructions, measuring, cutting , bending metal  into a " bread pan" fold .




This is a "bread pan" fold . 


The finished fold !
And here it is ! And a very nice  water tight fit .   Thank you  Ernesta Drinker Ballard and Philip !

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

November in the garden

Not everything has collapsed with the first wack of cold weather , but quite a lot  !











The mashed up  shade garden ! I 'll leave it  melt down on it's own .



The best seed heads  on Clematis Helios 











Wednesday, October 23, 2019

More October blooms

Emilia javanica 

More late blooms ,  before they are all finished , this time the front garden . 

Penstemon 'Enor'

Iris 'waxen beauty'
  I've been helping out at  ' Aikens Iris garden in Vancouver all summer. At this time of year they have a cull of the Iris that are to be dropped from the catalog . Terry the owner was sad about loosing one of his own hybrids  'Waxen beauty ' , so one of them came home with me ! It's a re-bloomer  . I think It's growing on me .



Cosmos Lemonade

Cosmos Rubenza



Salvis Gregii

Nigella

Rosa Radway sunrise



Rosemary arp

Choisya and friend

Cosmos summer dreams


Rosa Surrey

Nicotiana langdorfii

 Red Salvia 

And this one !