Sunday, October 26, 2014

Journal Notes...Trimming the Peacock, Rebuilding the Greenhouse

Well, first frost is in about a month..but it is time for the last horrah.  The willow tree needs water.

The morning glory overtakes the frame very easily

So I gave it a severe trim.

Gave it a watering.

The greenhouse does not seem to the vesqueen too old...finally, my wonderful conceded and agreed with permanent material.

No idea what he is doing but he is rebuilding it with permanent material

My husband is so handsome.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Not My Finest Hour

This year has not been my best when it came to got in the way a lot this year.   But things are calming down finally!  I haven't done as much this year as I should have.  Subsequently,  my blogging had been remise.  But for whatever reason I refuse to feel guilty.  Actually, I know the reason.  I feel the minute a hobby (an activity someone does for pleasure, enjoyment, etc) ceases to be fun but filled with dread and no longer is something you love.

I'm gonna chalk it up to ...I'm gonna do better next year....However, when I mean "next year" I mean it begins at first frost.  Here, it is usually around thanksgiving.  
The peacock next year I will not expand the tail..  My mother suggested to use permanent plantings but I am not quite in that camp.

I watered it heavily two days ago.  You see the spinklers

The morning glory has taken over the head.

The morning glories were beautiful but aggressive.

I may put in a more permanent irrigation system.

Got to find a way to control weeds.

 I, only, planted sulfur cosmos one time...two years ago...but they have been coming back year over year.
Despite my lack of attention this year...I did get a mower and put in the it wasn't completely uneventful.

Alabama beauty camellias are blooming.

As are the encore azaleas.

 Back rose garden....I do love my mower.....
Next year I need to find a more effective way to control the weeds....don't think I haven't considered concrete!

 I have a family member who has been criticizing the gardens a great deal....I understand her motivations.  She feels I should scale it back...but I will not.  I am simply not expanding.  What my purpose for gardening and hers is different.  These gardens only are seen by visitors to the's a concerted visited since the property cannot be seen by the road and is gated.  I want to do this my way and by trial and error.  I love them just the same.

I do love my 20 dollar pool fountain.  One day they will be the "Gardens of October."  Just not this year.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

October Bloom day

It's Bloom day, once again.  If you aren't familiar with bloom day, it's where blogger from around the world how what is blooming in the garden on a the 15th of each month.  They are posted on May dream Garden.   I have not stopped gardening or blogging, but the last few weeks can be summed up as traumatizing.  The weeds have taken over the garden by inattention but I will try better next, I am going to enjoy them for what they are.....beautiful.    My computer is also messing up so I'll be brief until I buy a new one this weekend but happy bloom day just the same.   With a family wedding, taxes, etc...I'll be happy to get life back to normal!

The back rose garden

 Joseph' Coat
Encores are blooming

Alabama Beauty Camellia

Peacock Topiary

 Morning Glories are beautiful
It really has taken over the frame.