I have taken a few days off from the gardens and I can't say I haven't enjoyed them. It is raining off and on, however. I have currently five "feathers" in the peacock. The coconut liner has come in and I want it green. when I considered painting it, I felt that it would not "stick" and the green peacock would turn brown, looking like it was dying. So I and two other people I asked came to the same conclusion....food coloring.
I have gotten much better at the screening, etc. I use the henry ford method, if you will....do one concept at a time. Instead of digging, screening, planting a plant one by one, do one concept at a time...you think I would have learned this by now.
I was looking at pictures online of other peacocks and this will be fine.
This is more purple than the picture shows.
Lots of Marigolds
I will gradually shorten and widen the feathers. I was thinking of doing the "outline" of the tail in mexican heather. This is still the plan.
I think if the coconut liners green sticks it will looked filled in.
I will need to trim the lawn around it shortly. Still no word on the mower I am wanting to buy. The pool liner has finally been ordered. I don't recall when I said I would show the garden...I think a month from the 6th...but I am not sure it will be ready to show...but we will see...I have gotten a lazy bug again lately.
I think it will look good.
Here is the coconut liner roll I bought. I think it is two feet wide and 33 or 36 feet long. Don't remember off the top, but I was going to line the inside of the topiary. I bought four gallons of green food coloring...I am hoping this will work. I was gonna lay the liner flat on a tarp outside and use a sprayer to stain it. It's a filament so I am hoping this works....
Mom gave me this rose. I don't know what it is but it is a pretty orange shade.
Gerbera Daisies are coming up
This time of year I think is the worst. It is typically humid and hot, without any rain in sight. So I love to see rain this time of year...July is typically much wetter.
Storms are brewing....
Still more to come today...I love a good storm, don't you?