Tuesday, September 26, 2006

1 year

October 1st will be 1 year since we moved in this house
and my garden will be 1 year old.
The first thing I did, even before taking pictures of the place,
was to move these stones to form a path on the side of the house.
A pile of red bricks has become the border.

This is what it looks like now.
I still have a large spot to fill in the lower left corner,
and maybe a little spot on the right.

I have moved the elephant ear to the other side of the house.
It stands out more here and it seems a lot happier too.
It had no problems being moved.

Sunday, September 10, 2006


Something has definitely changed.
You can see it in certain trees.
Its not showy reds or yellows or anything,
but a kind of yellowish hue.
Its dogwoods and somekind of huge maples
and a bunch of other trees
that I haven't a clue what they are.
I don't ever remember noticing this change before.
The best thing about having my own garden so
far has been that I feel more in touch
with mother nature.
But this post isn't about the subtleties of "fall" or
"late summer" or whatever this new season is.

Its about the blooms around the yard,
like this new hidden ginger I bought.
Which I felt good about buying because my
luna moth ginger is about to bloom.

Not only that I'm getting a new one!

My tulip tree is confused again.

And once again I think I've messed up on a hibiscus.

I don't know why I keep getting these things.

I don't have a magnolia tree and this isn't a bloom,
but my neighbor has one and these things
are all over the ground right now.

The hydrangeas are turning brown.
Seems appropriate for "fall/late summer."
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Friday, September 01, 2006


Ack! What are these things!
They reminded me of tomato horn-worms the
way they almost completely stripped my
waterfall japanese maple.
There are a couple of leaves left
so hopefully it will bounce back.
I dont think that it has even gotten any new
leaves since I planted it this late spring.
How many years is it going to take to bounce back from this?!?

Back to the topic.
Its 71 degrees out right now
and it feels downright chilly.
Fall is on its way?
My mexican bush sage (Salvia leucantha) is starting to bloom.

I thought I read that the angel trumpet behind it
would be blooming at the same time in the fall,
but I don't notice any blooms forming.
I also noticed one in Mobile last month still blooming
so I'm not sure what the deal is.

Malvaviscus drummondii gettting fruit.

white turns to red

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