May 31, 2009


The Jasmine is blooming well and smells almost like bubblegum.

Purple Bed

Shelagh weeded and cleaned out the Purple Bed is not happy with it's sparse coverage.

Dusty Miller

Verbascum Blooms On

This Verbascum has been blooming for months. I dont know where to get more of this color.

Ferns for the Front Porch

These new ferns aren't growing very fast. The old ferns in baskets have just about caught up to them in size in the nursery area.

May 30, 2009

Yellow Petunias

These yellow petunias are performing very poorly. I suspect they weren't fertilized when they were planted.


20% These are healthy and blooming but the fragrance of the Gardenias and Magnolia over powers it's slight honey fragrance.


Impatients are doing well. Shelagh said she wants to do them all the way to the front of the border next year.

May 28, 2009


The Lavender likes the rockery. 50% This would be the Time to harvest for sachets.


All of these are set out now and blooming well. Some have been eaten. by what?

Butterfly Weed


These look nice but have no fragrance.

Pruning has Begun

The Black and Decker Hedge Hog needs new batteries every year. And at $40 each I decided to go for a Weed Wacker gas model at $90. It's 5lbs heavier so I only have the strength to use it about 10 minutes at a time. It's also much stronger and sharper. It takes some getting used to. It's easy to cut off alot you didn't intend. And using it on a ladder is precarious.

May 26, 2009

Wayne St. borders

Cone Flowers are blooming.

The geranium by the Palmetto is surviving the heat.

This Ligustrum fell over on the Camilia this spring. I'll cut it down after it finishes blooming.

Daisies are about to pop.


Wisteria needs a trim.

These pervuian petunias are healthy. The perinnial sweet pea is moldy and needs to be weeded out.

gernaium "monster"

The Nigella has mostly passed and the Nemophila is little more than black dust.

The Lantana should cover the bare spot left by the Nemophila. Larkspur still going strong.