Saturday, February 24, 2007

Terrace Garden

From last weekend. Good thing I planted peas,according to this site
peas are one of the vegtables that not require full sun.
Morning sun is all its getting right now.

These cabbages probably are not going to make it before it gets too hot.

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Friday, February 23, 2007

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Sunday, February 18, 2007

What is this?

It just popped up in the middle of my growing
pile of leaves. It looks like its going to bloom
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Frost-Bitten Magnolia

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Forcing Amaryllis before putting them in the ground.
Here is Minerva (now):

And Red Lion (in January):

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Monday, February 12, 2007


Its about to get really cold.
I've had to move all of my plants in again,
and cover the ones I couldn't move.
I'm ready for this cold to be over.
It will probably get the flowers on the tulip tree.

This weekend I started the terraced vegtable garden.Once again I had to pull up more Cast Iron plants.I guess I would have never noticed that they have flowers if I wasn't pulling them up:

Saturday, February 03, 2007


I do this everytime...I start a website of some kind
and then I just stop. I'm not very commited to writing.
Should have been some sort of new years resolution....

But I haven't stopped gardening.
Even though there hasn't been much to do lately.

But there is a lot to catch up on, so let's see where I left off.
September?!? Ugh ok.

The best thing this winter has been the greens.
I have never grown salad greens before.
I don't know why. They have been extremely easy,
and extremely good.

This is some of them back in October but they have pretty
much looked the same since then.

The second best thing has been the Camellias.

Here is one of the kanjiro I have. I have three of them right next to each other and they ought to be beautiful when they get really big.

Here are the Shishi Gashira I planted behind the patio wall.
When we moved in there were these bushes with spiked leaves.
They didn't do anything but poke you, so they got ripped out.
These sasanqua are suppose to have cacading, low habitat
although I have seen conflicting descriptions on the web.

Here is one of them up close. Again...these ought to be pretty impressive when they fill in because I was impressed already. I had one planted last year and I waited all year for them to come back to the nurseries.

A Yuletide I planted still blooming. I also planted a Marie Bracey but it never really bloomed.

Everything has been covered in leaves like snow.

Here's one of my erlicheer daffodils which are currently blooming.

And here is the carolina jasmine on the mailbox. Doesn't my lawn look good?! I think it looks better now than it has the whole time we have been here! That's because we overseeded it with rye grass this year. I also spread cottonseed meal last we'll see if that does any good.