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Friday, September 25, 2009

Go Figure

Now that I took the hummingbird feeders down and our resident birds have headed south... our Cardinal Climbers or Ipomoea x multifida are blooming like crazy. Go figure !
Still seeing some travelers passing it's a good thing.

Another late bloomer.

Have a million of these on all the flowers.
What the heck are they ? Some kind of moth is my guess.

By the way....the voting has started at Blotanical.
Good luck everyone !

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Can be breathtaking.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Still Blooming !

First Update on Planter
After making my first Hypertufa Planter 4 weeks ago I threw in some almost dead plants like...Sedum Dragons Blood,Sedum 'Angelica'and Creeping Jenny 'Goldilocks' or Lysimachia nummularia.

Now this is what it looks like 4 weeks later without curing the planter.
The Creeping Jenny is mostly what you see.
No cracking of the planter...of course I didn't hit it with a hammer to find out how strong it is.
Was thinking about putting it on blocks to make it higher...but nah, leaving it as is. Also, now I'm curious as to whether the Dead Nettle already in ground will somehow attach itself on outside of the Tufa !

Still blooming are Impatiens wallerian in full sun.

New blooms on Butterfly bush.

Gaura lindheimeri 'Karalee Petite Pink'.

Unknown white climbing roses.

Unknown Canna

Scaevola aemula or New Wonder Fan Flower. Great annual.

Unknown Verbena

Knock Out roses.

Volunteer Morning Glories

Spider Flower

New addition...
Phlox paniculata 'cosmopolitan'


Too good to be true...Geranium

Perky Sedum

And still producing are DH's tomatoes.
German Murphy heirloom tomato made for a great sandwich.
Nice acidity and sweet balance.
Never been a fan of salt but...funny thing about tomatoes...
salt brings out the different flavors.

If you don't hear from me for a week or so....
Shortly... It's Vacation Time !!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mystery Over

Yes, it's a Hibiscus palustris and it just flowered !

Some other stuff...

DH's herbs out of control.

My number one new favorite long blooming annual this year is
Angel Mist lavender Angelonia or Angelonia angustifolia Benth.
Can't forget the long blooming perennial Geranium x 'Rozanne'.

Disappointing Cardinal Climbers...only a flower here and there.
Never ever had this happen before. All that rain...I guess.

Pruned Autumn Joy Sedum in shade. Nice and tidy.

Same kind in full sun.