Well - I've lost nearly all the "living fence" shrubs due to the extreme drought here in Texas. I thought when I planted the Elaeagnus that they could survive without much rain. I guess high temperatures and no rainfall were more than they could take. I noticed around town that the large established ones are dead also. Now, what to replace them with - maybe privet? This blog was suppose to be about transformation - little did I know that the transformation was not forthcoming. But as a gardener there is hope. Maybe the transformation will be - but not this year.
September 29, 2011
September 25, 2011
I am out in California visiting with my daughter. It is a paradise here.
It is so nice to be away from
hot Texas. I hope you enjoy these photos.
|Looking across the harbor towards San Diego.|
|There are quaint cottages all over the island.|
|Unusual trees all over the island.|
|Living in Texas, I've never seen a daylily blooming in September.|
|Double flowering Hibiscus|
|Bird of Paradise - This is growing all over the island.|
|Beautiful roses surrounding entrance to harbor.|
|Flowers are growing out of this courtyard window.|
|Roses everywhere, and so beautiful.|
|Historic Hotel Del Coronado.|
|This looked like jewelry hanging off the tree.|
|Another beautiful hibiscus.|
|Tree looks like a snake to me.|
|I don't know what these are, but very striking.|
|More beautiful roses.|
|Love this tall tree.|
September 06, 2011
Yesterday we had COOL temperatures for a change. It has been like holding your breath all summer and now you can breath. Low has been in 60s and the high in middle 80s yesterday and today. I stayed outside ALL day yesterday and it was pure bliss. I have been moving things around and dividing the iris and daylilies. Moved shrubs and took some of the fountain grass I had growing in pots and put them in the ground. I also pulled up all the dead and dying zinnias and cut back the purple salvia - and NOW my little hummingbird friends and a few butterflies came this morning for their usual zinnia/salvia breakfast and found nothing - I felt so bad, but a new batch is sprouting, so in the meantime, I guess I'll have to furnish them with a hummingbird feeder.
|This is the 6 inch high crepe myrtle that was mentioned in an early post.|
It doesn't look like "Dynamite". Maybe it is this color
because it's a baby. I guess I'll wait until next year
and see. It's suppose to be a deep red.