Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tiny trees...

My Robinia 'tristy baby' has made a baby! And since I had an extra Goodwill pot  to fill…another 'Keshiki Bonsai' 

I found this little Albizza ...I think anyway.  I t was ether  you go in the compost  bin or in a  little pot.
The China rose I grew from seed last year is making a few blooms . With the weather being milder this year and  watering twice a day I've managed to keep the moss green .

Monday, August 15, 2016

Garden Blooger's Bloom Day for August….

It's the Bronze Fennel  and the Guara that reigns supreme in the Garden this time of year.  With a  little help from  Nicotiana sylvestris , which has just now coming into bloom.

After just reading 'A Flower a day' by Margery Fish ,  I see what she means about the" rampant Golden rod ".  But then again they are easy to pull out. I haven't pulled many, as you can see. 

The heleniums have become a stalwart in my dry garden, along with the Pentstemons

Every year this Fuchsia 'whiteknights amethyst'  collapses all over the gravel path...but not this year  . I made a little rebar support …nice clear path , with  the Fuchsia standing proud. 

More Guara , with Agastache this time.

Panicum 'cheynne sky' , Sedum' autumn sky' , Queen annes lace , Teucrium hircanicum 'paradise delight' , Verbena bonariensis and Echinacea pallid in the very  dry and wind swept front garden.

One of  annuals or tender perennial  I grew from seed. Blooming at not four 'o'clock , but more like six here in the PNW.
This is Mirabilis longiflora 'fairy trumpets' . I'm thinking, I might have to dig this up and over winter it indoors.! 
And for many more August blooms visit: Carol May Dreams Gardens

Sunday, August 7, 2016

An August evening ...

I thought I'd better get out the camera , it looks like grey skies for a few days…and " slight chance showers".
I've hardly watered this area at all, just some of the new planting . It's held up  really well, the planting is getting nice and thick now. Which makes less watering and less weeding! One weed got away...the tall one on the top right ! 

There always seems to be a stick holding up some badly behaved branch , the Decaisnea Fargesii in this case. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Looking at some planting from last year...

Last August I did a post on a small area I had replanted. Looking at it this morning , I'm  very pleased  !

This is from last year , I had just bought this Rhododendron 'evered' and the Yucca 'blue boy'.                                              I had to pull out and pick though all the variegated sedum, that was no longer variegated  and replant  ….just the few variegated bits.

This with the Weigela , Eucomis 'sparkling burgundy' and Panicum 'cheyene sky' makes a nice group .