Friday, December 25, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Wind fall mini wreaths...
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Wednesday, December 9, 2015
December in the garden...
|This little trio still looks fresh : Hebe 'goldesk', Pennisetum spatheolatum and Carex oshimenis.|
|The worms seem to have already been at work, much that collapsed has already disappeared.|
|Rhododendron evered spent all summer smothered by all my annual vines …yes that Grandpa Ott again . Now is your time in the spotlight.|
|It will be interesting to tackle all this in February, where to start .|
|My scrawny NOID conifer , bought several years ago at the Cistus 'Tough-love -sale. Has grown very handsome . I wonder how big it will get ? As big as the Deodora behind ?|
|My favorite winter ingredient and this one a very nice looking one , Willow leaf bay.|
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Monday, December 7, 2015
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Wreath making …a first
|Inspired by Lori's danger garden post. I thought I'd have a go at it. I've used Climbing Hydrangea as my frame work, it needed pruning anyway . I didn't have any nice wire so I've used WHITE ties , which I'll change at some point ! Then I found a few fine Japanese maple twigs to add ; and finally I chose Hypericum , it had such beautiful autumnal color and blackened berries … not sure if it needs more. I now realize ,that we have no nice doors in this house , but it's gone up anyway .|
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Monday, November 23, 2015
First frost ...
|Plenty of blackened mush around.|
|Leucosceptrum stellipilum 'October moon' these late blooms always get hit.|
|Blackened Dahlia of course, but my new 'Tough -love -sale' plant Lomayia myricoides survives !|
|Pineapple sage got battered|
|Another new plant Lepechinia hastata , a little crinkled , but still trying to bloom.|
|I planted Salvia muelleri this year to replace a not very hardy Salvis greggii 'Diane' . Seems to be OK in a my most exposed front garden ... well that's one frost down .|
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
In the garden ….
|It was dry and mild today, so a chance to get out , rake a few leaves , pull some weeds and have a look around.|
Verbena rigida and another gang of Cerinthe Major . I wonder if they will bloom , than I can have even more selfseeders in the spring.
|Sanguisorba 'alba' got lost in the fray at the height of summer.|
|The new self-seeders of Teucrium hircanicum'paradise delight' are just starting to bloom. These can seed as much as they like , such a great plant in my dry garden . So much easier then all the Veronicas I've tried out for purple spikes.|
|Salvis Turkistanica having another go.|
|The pineapple sage happily blooming away and a row of Borage , which at this point has nice fresh foliage , so it can stay for awhile yet, that stuff plops itself in to every available space .|
|Rosa chinensis has been blooming all summer . The plants I grew from seed are now almost a foot tall , they to got a little lost in the summer border.|
Not bad at all for late November !
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
|The view from the back door. It's about as far as I've ventured this week, with it being mostly wet, windy, cold and grey. I did get out and plant all my bulbs one morning , that was a huge relief .|
|We have had indoor projects ; like buying sale Pendleton fabric to recover the doggie's bed . Micky and Rosie were helping to settle in the cushion. While I tried to work on stitching the corners.|
|It took most of the day , so I didn't have the energy for my Bloom post this month . I think they like the lovely thick wool .|
|While I was shopping in Portland I found these huge Oak leaves on the ground , they were much admired as I carried them around. |
And I found an old frame to put them in when I got home .
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
A few things in the November garden...
|I took this photo late in the day when the crazy light turned everything into a coral colored aquatic landscape. I thought my Opunto was suffering with some sort of cold / wet weather stress .|
|More of the crazy coral light photos , it didn't last long . Shortly after it was dark out.|
|Clematis'Helios' my most luxuriant seed heads .|
|Myrteole nummularifolia with pink pearl sized berries , apparantly edible; and the leaves can be used for tea. I haven't tried yet . … the plant is very small still and very slow growing.|
|I've enjoyed this self seeded pot of Euphorbia 'emerald leaf' all summer . It's smothered the evergreen shrub under all that foliage , but with the first frost it will be no more.|
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Thursday, November 5, 2015
Old house gardens.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Bell jar ...
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Monday, November 2, 2015
November in the garden...
|The Japanese Maple coloring nicely at last.|
|A sneaky little bloom I almost missed , Camellia grijsii|
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015
In search of Autumn ...
|Now this is more like it, This Cotinus was here when be moved in , I didn't prune it at all this year, Most years I cut it right down . Behind is a new plant : Mugo 'Aurea' . To replace a mostly dead Buddleia .|
|Speckles of gold coming from Robinia 'twisty baby'|
|The Katsura dropped it's leaves early , but we still have the orange frame work for winter.|
|The Cunninghamia turning a stressed out orange|
|Mostly glaucus green , but with a golden Wistera , hopefully strangling the giant Photina|
|The nice clump of Panicum to break up all the green .|
|Finally Autumn !|
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