Sunday, August 4, 2013

Beginning of August

The black eyes Susan is doing so well I had to add another one.

Added some impatiens into the ground in some shady spots....not hopeful they will do well. Impatiens never do well in the ground for me. 

We were in Santa Cruz last weekend and there were huge sun flowers every where - so cool! I added three sun flowers today as well as some small salvia that say they do well in partial sun. I also added,more zinnia to my boxes on the deck as they have done well in partial shade.

I moved the hebe from the deck up to the slope in partial sun. It sure attracts bees!

Still disappointed that my rosé vines aren't blooming again.
Tomatoe plant is still going crazy making cherry tomatos.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

End of july

Next summer I want more tomatoes!!

Debating turning some of the lawn into square foot gardening. Problem with that is it still doesn't get much sun.

Returned from Santa Cruz where there are tons if super tall sun flowers -- I want some!!!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

End of June

Today added coleus, zinnia, cosmos, rudbeckia, sweet potato vine, licorice plant

Cherry tomatoe is doing awesome. Just added some Potted zinnia, ones in the window boxes did well.

Potted coleus

Sunday, April 28, 2013

End of April

The geranium are in full bloom - I planted lots of snapdragon and foxglove again this year which look good together - I hate though that the geranium only really bloom once. I've seen others that are still blooming through August!

I went to the local expensive nursery and bought some zinnia which I have never planted before. I was hoping for some annuals that will bloom all summer long. I guess the snapdragons often stop blooming once the heat sets in, and mine are already starting to looked peaked. I did deadhead some, which I don't usually do (for snapdragon) so we will see if that helps.

I also bought a small alstroemerias -- which I have never been able to get to grow in my yard even though every one else can! I planted it next to the fence next to a new clematis vine which is looking beautiful -- though fairly hidden. I hope they both do well!

I also added a new penstemon.

Everything seems to be coming up well - the butterfly bush though has barely grown and my salvias have barely started poking up (except the one on the deck) - perhaps it is too early??