Thursday, June 24, 2010

Today's Outlook

After reading Tina's post about making a light box for her landscape designs and seeing what a plan looks like, the idea popped into my head to do it myself ! Thanks Tina.
No, I'm not a landscape designer but did a "plan" of what is ALREADY in the yard.

Most of my garden beds are done but realized this year I didn't know where the heck everything was planted in my shade beds. And now there's a new sun bed (oddly shaped)which was a gift from Hubby last year with only certain plants labeled (go figure),so I just had to wait till' they bloomed to figure 'em out !
Of course, knowing myself, this is all subject to change. If only I knew then what I know now my placement and selections would have been different. Regardless, my side of the yard looks pretty darn good, IMHO.

This diagram outlining what's growing took about 2 weeks to do and can be changed if needed.
It's not a professional design but the information is helpful for this gardener.
By the way... it's been in the low 90's/33 c for a week now, so working outside has been nearly out of the question.

Click twice to read.

Now a look at some of those pretties !

Coreopsis verticillata or Thread leaf Tickseed

Stella Dora Daylilies

Red Fox Speedwell or Veronica spicata 'Red Fox'

False Sunflower

Rudbeckia hirta Indian Summer David Rose

Catmint or Nepeta 'Walker's Low' and unknown grass

Coleus 'Red Head' and Geranium x 'Rozanne'

Tiger Lily

Creme Brulee Coral Bell

Aucuba japonica or Japanese laurel

Double Knock Out Rose'Rosa Radtko'

Hummingbirds Gold tm Honeysuckle-Lonicarax x brownii 'Kristins Gold'

Phlox panicuiata cosmopolitan David Rose

Obedient Plant or Physostegia 'Virginiana Miss Manners'

Daylily 'Lily Grapeete'

Dwarf Cosmos

Sneezeweed 'Mardi Gras' or Helen's Flower


Temp. Bed

Mophead Hydrangea


Monday, June 14, 2010

The Other Half

All Heirloom Tomatoes !!

The 2010 List
AC Red
Aker's Oxheart
Bangladesh Heart
Black Aisberg
Black Ethiopian
Caspian Pink
Cherokee Purple
Costa Rica
Costoluto Genovese
DePinto Family Heirloom
Depp's Pink Firefly
De Sandes
Earl's Polish
Eckert's Polish
1884 Purple
Farmer's Market Bi-Color
George's Greek Beefsteak
German Red
Giant Italian Paste
Granny Cantrell German
Idaho Moscow
Indian Moon
Jerry's German Giant
Jersey Devil
Jersey Giant
John Baker
John Losasso
Jumbo Jim Orange
Lenny & Grace
Lillian's Yellow
Lucky Cross Pink
Mandarin Cross
Marzapan Gold
Mexico Midget
Mexican Yellow
Mortgage Lifter (Estler's)
Old-Fashioned Ridge
Old German
Old Timey Looney
Old Yellow Candy Stripe
Opal Essence
Orange Oxheart
Orange Russian #117
Orange Strawberry
Orange, The
Ponderosa Red
Powers Heirloom
Red Zebra
Russian Giant
Seattle Best-Of-All
Shuntukski Velican
Texas Star
Trucker's Favorite
Tuxhorn Roy
Tyrell County
Ukrainian Vining
Uncle Ike's Red
Uncle Steve
Verna Orange
Vintage Wine
Virginia Sweets
Wins All
Wisconsin 55
Yellow w/red stripes
Zapotec Pleated

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Getting There

Very hot lately with temps in the high 80's or around 31 c.

The year is starting out strong...just hope the temps return to normal, too much heat might hurt some of our plants !
Funny.. we THOUGHT we were ahead of schedule but are still trying to finish up !!!

Geranium x 'Rozanne' violet blue
Sure are getting tall.

Willow, Dappled 'On Standard' Salix 'Hakuro Nishiki'
Looks like a light in the backyard, always catches my eye.

White Nancy Deadnettle
Will spread and spread in loamy soil with part sun.

Tickseed 'Rising Sun' Coreopsis grandiflora

Wax Privet (Ligustrum japonicum)
Very hardy shrub, love the flowers this time of year and berries in the fall.



Red Penstemon-barbatus 'Coccineus'
Good for hummimgbirds,if we only had some.

Believe... Asiatic Lily

Think this is a Mophead Hydrangea
One of many past non bloomers due to too much shade.

Catmint or Nepeta 'Walker's Low'
Wonder if I should stake them,half wants to lay on ground.

Swan Red and White Columbine

Unknown Yellow Climbing Rose

Dwarf Cosmo

Can't forget DH's Sweet Peas