October 22, 2011

This And That

Red rose that came with the house. It smells wonderful!!
It's about 6 ft high. I think it might be a Mr Lincoln.


Bell peppers are loving this cooler weather.

Blue Bedder Salvia that I started in spring from
seed.
Mystic Spires Salvia. Bumblebees won't let me
get near to take a cutting. 

Queen Elizabeth

Hosta is looking good. I've moved it three
times and found it likes being under
this tree and I discovered - don't plant them
too deeply.

I cut down all the old and dying zinnias in
late August. This is the second wave from seed left
on the ground.

Believe it or not - there is a rose growing under this jar
from a cutting.



Encore Azalea - Autumn Moonlight




Encore Azalea - Autumn Sangria. I'm really
happy with these azaleas. I was
skeptical about them blooming 3
times during the year here in Texas -
they lived up to the claim.
 
Double Red Knockout
Another shot of the unknown rose (it might be
a Mr Lincoln)

October 08, 2011

Little Bit Of Fall Color At The Cottage Dome


I'm determined to have a wonderful garden despite
the many setbacks of this season, one of which I
haven't mentioned before is MOLES. I have two
cats that have managed to catch only one. I don't really
want to put out poison, so I just watch daily has
they shred the grass and garden. 

The okra is starting to wind down. Still harvesting a few.

Okra flower

I thought this Dianthus had died - guess not- looks pretty now.

Coleus

I know cantaloupe is getting bad press right now - but I thought
this was neat how it is growing up the fence - it grew from seed
out of the compost pile. I will probably feed it
to the rabbit on the other side of the fence.

Abraham Darby has survived the extreme heat and drought.

This photo doesn't do justice to this canna. It
looks really beautiful today. I started this from a piece
given to me by my father-in-law early in the year.

I'm extending flower garden - part of  this is
a newly dug area. I also took a couple of dying

Elaeagnus shrubs from the front yard and
transplanted them here. See the twiggy shrub in
background on the right?


I put the potted Fireworks purple fountain grass in the ground. I
also transplanted a few of the Firehouse nandina here also.

I've been dividing iris and daylilies also.

The Graham Thomas rose has survived the drought and heat. It
has almost doubled in size.



Firehouse Nandina

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