Monday, September 17, 2018

Spirea Alpina

When Anna at offered  me this  throw away  Spirea. I wasn't thinking about where in my garden it would go . No, I was thinking of how I was going to use it as a Bonsai , and what sort of flat planter I would make for it.
A rolled out square with turned up corners in matte brown ! It takes a few weeks between making, drying , firing, glazing and firing again.  But here it is ...

Thursday, September 13, 2018

September in the garden...

Or not in the garden. I've not spent much time out this month. How dare it rain in September ...this is the PNW . It starts to rain in mid October ! But the plants are enjoying it , and I'm not dragging hoses and watering cans around.

Come August I give up on trying to get through all this . I did tidy up the path a few weeks ago , so I can just get through, but not when it's dripping wet.

Mickey is  not amused by the fringe of self-seeded black fennel . Must dig those out !

Hamamelis 'Diane' ...I often wonder if it's stress that turns her red so early . It's a very dry and windy spot.
Hammamelis 'Jelena' in a slightly better position is just starting to change color .  When they get big enough I'll have to rethink some of my planting maybe  just keep the lower things  and move the taller plants.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Mexican feather grass

All spring and summer I enjoy my Mexican feather grass . I love watching it gently swaying this way then that way. I like  how it blurs the area around the stock tank . I've let it seed itself about  , pulling out ones I don't need . Leaving a few more each year.

But then this happens , and I don't like the mess ...

I rake and rake and comb though the things . It's never  enough.
I even had to pull a strand from his nose !