Monday, July 29, 2013
I posted some pictures in the past, but this time I tried to be a bit more detailed. My Mother In Law's home and gardens are fantastic. I am certain I still did not do it justice but I wanted to take better photos. Most are self explanatory. It is a truly wonderful garden
View from Dinette
Side of the house
Lovely brick drive and lillies
Arrangement in a cove by front entrance
Plants in living room
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Thinking I'm finally getting the color I want to see.
Museum...well this is the butterfly garden that looks like a weedy mess but believe it or not it has flowers in it.
I don't think the area gets enough sun.
Despite the weeds there a ton of flowers growing as well. Lantana, zinnia, cosmos, aster, potato flower are some that I recognize.
The camellia we transplanted doesn't look like it's gonna make but the hydrangeas I donated do.
One of the hydras
These roses are miniatures that I take care of at the museum. A few month's ago they were six inch twigs..so they are doing much better.
There is also a lacecap hydra and wisteria here as well. I take care of them as incidental to the roses.
Some canes were up to the first bar but most were not. The first bar is probably 3 feet high.
This is April. You can see through the bottom section of the fence here.
Now, it wants to touch the top. The only reason it doesn't is because I try to beg them sideways.
The roses are incredibly fragrant.
I didn't plant any of these...at least not this year. They reseeded from last year.
The newly planted wildflower section
Most of Sam's seeds came up. Stored in the office for over a year in Captan.
Sam...he probably had over 150 seeds
Pumpkin patch. They don't like all the water. We have had almost 14 inches of rain for July.
Lady Banks really don't like all the water
Morning glories..most didn't take but a few did and are climbing the fence.
Very weedy..poor dahlias
Strawberries and cabbages have been neglected
Seems like we have red maples growing wild everywhere. Since these will be the "Gardens of October" will let them stay.
I believe this is red maple
The zinnia recently got heavily pruned but you wouldn't know it.
Finally getting better...I think. My camera does not do a good job expressing the color.