Thursday, October 13, 2005

Season 1: lessons learned

  • It's really hard to plan for the size the plants will be in months/years.
  • My garden is small, and still I didn't buy enough to fill the space I had.
  • Hand watering takes a lot of time, and really stinks in the summer.
  • Indigo Spires salvia gets HUGE and floppy, so cut back early!
Plants that didn't make the cut:
  • Delphiniums: not in this zone
  • Foxglove: not enough instant gratification
  • Victoria Sage: powdery mildew, high maintenance
  • Sweet Broom: eh.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

June progress

I love my Star of the Republic rose!

The Crepe Myrtles seem happy to be getting some circulating air...

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

1st season garden in May

My new garden seems to be coming along nicely...

I planted:
  • Indigo Spires salvia
  • Mexican Mint Marigold
  • Apple Blossom Penstemon
  • Delphinium
  • Star of the Republic rose
  • Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia Leucantha)
  • Bicolor Iris
  • Yarrow
  • Lavender
  • Sweet Broom
  • Victoria Sage
  • May Night Salvia

Friday, April 29, 2005

Sunday, April 3, 2005

Starting from scratch

New shed...

New plants...

New deck....

Friday, March 25, 2005

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Every beginning starts with the end of something else...

This was the eyesore that occupied the back left corner of my yard.

Before I could do anything it had to go.