Posts tagged with "tuesday"



26. April 2017
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And here is the South Border at the end of April. The highlights of the border now are the miniature roses.
18. April 2017
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As this week's Tuesday View comes along, I decided to share views from around the garden. First, the usual view down the South Border. Looking a little lean now as the early and mid-spring flowers are gone, it is transitioning toward summer with miniature roses coming into bloom while Catharanthus roseus, the mainstay of flower color during summer, is growing out but not yet blooming. What I have not shown is the first few flowers from sweet peas, tucked into the back of the border. I'm not...
12. April 2017
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The South Border is showing the season more clearly now. It is late spring here; the last few bulbs are in bloom. These are African species planted spottily as the border developed, but coming back faithfully, and deserving their place in the limelight, as well as a more organized planting! There is Ornithogalum arabicum, a little scanty on bloom this year but so pretty and generally flowering just around Easter...
29. March 2017
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This is admittedly a very, very late post. I'm struggling with slow internet again, so will keep this light! But the South Border deserves its due as March comes to a very lavender-y close. Lavandula stoechas "Blueberry Ruffles" is now in fine form, looking better than it has ever done before. Although I have mentally cavilled at its slower growth (compared to "Madrid"), I do love that rich blue hue in the flowers.
07. March 2017
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It is very springlike in the South Border now. The most noticeable new development at the moment is the mass of lavender bloom just starting to open. in this case Lavandula stoechas "Madrid". L. s. "Blueberry Ruffles" is always a bit behind as well as a good deal smaller. I'm enjoying the effect as "Madrid" and its miniature rose neighbor grow together. Although I'm getting a bit nervous too, as I can't figure out where either will stop!
28. February 2017
Here in the desert the weather continues to turn gray and wet from time to time. The last couple of days have seen a fair amount of rain; at one point yesterday there was nearly an inch in Johnny's feed tub (my very casual rain gauge). It is all good for the garden at any rate, though the accompanying cooler temperatures may mean that I must reseed my warm season annuals. Very few seem to be wanting to sprout despite the moisture. Perhaps they will respond if we get a sudden warming spell? But...
14. February 2017
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This week's Tuesday View shows the South Border looking a bit bare with the grasses cut down and spring annuals not yet grown up. But a few things reward a closer look: Narcissus in front of Eremophila maculata "Valentine" and a newly planted Penstemon parryi behind them.
08. February 2017
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Monday. It was one of those days, in the garden at least. I went out brightly to cut flowers for my Monday vase, took a good look at the Central Bed, and changed my plans. Patching things up took priority. There have been rabbits in and around the garden for many months, and I've been pretty sure they were raising some broods directly in the garden - underneath my enormous, magnificent Gaura, to be precise. BettyTheDog had decided to take care of this problem the day before, but I hadn't...
24. January 2017
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After last week's Tuesday View, I began to carry out my plan of cutting back and cleaning up in the South Border. I trimmed down Pennisetum setaceum rubrum first. This allows the plants behind to get more sunlight. What chiefly shows up is my still-small Cereus peruvianus, which I expect will eventually dominate the lower half of the border. It has some growing to do, but then it has a reputation as a fast grower. Then there are the sweet peas - my young seedlings just visible - which will be...
18. January 2017
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At the risk of repeating myself, the garden does seem to be just between two seasons at present. A good clean-up of the borders is in order, and in the South Border this will mean cutting back the grasses to allow more light in to irises and such. The Muhlenbergia plumes have completely faded, as have most on the Pennisetum; but they still catch the light beautifully, so I've been in no hurry to cut them..

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