Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Season 2: lessons learned

  • Right rear area gets a lot of shade, not good for Daylilies or Irises
  • Gardening design decision: no white, yellow, scarlet or orange-red
  • Hand watering only gets harder the more plants you have
  • I have a mosquito issue, no idea why
Exciting new finds:
  • Did I mention Bearded Iris?
  • Bamboo Muhly - big, fluffy, easy
  • Agastache - they smell like candy AND they're drought tolerant! What could be better?
  • Knockout Roses - cheating but awesome
  • Antique roses - just awesome. Why was I afraid of gardening with roses?
  • California Poppies - cheerful and beautiful
  • Artemesia - totally underestimated plant
Got the boot:
  • Butterfly Bush - not sure why, just didn't grab me
  • Russian Sage - too sparse
  • Leyland Cypress - planted 5 in the Spring, lost all but one by Fall. I kept the one that lived just for a experiment.
  • Mexican Mint Marigold - yellow blooms (see above)

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

I might be decent at this gardening thing

Some newcomers to the garden:

  • Bearded Iris!
  • Knockout Roses
  • Leyland Cypress
  • Butterfly Bush
  • Agastache

  • Salvia Mexicana 'Limelight'
  • Gingers
  • Elephant ears
  • Russian sage
  • David Fannick Phlox

  • Lamb's Ear
  • Daylilies
  • Salvia Guaranitica
  • Acanthis Mollis
  • Madame Berkeley Rose

  • More Penstemon
  • Artemesia
  • Salvia Clevelandii
  • Marie Daley rose

  • Winecup
  • California Poppies
  • Bamboo Muhly

Monday, April 24, 2006

"Planterfall" with Black Gamecock Louisiana iris

"Planterfall" - regular pots turned upside-down and and stacked on top of each other, mimicking a waterfall but without all the maintenance and mosquitoes.

You can copy me, it's okay.

Sunday, April 16, 2006