Monday, May 31, 2010

Hardscape - croquet lawn edge

Dug in the landscape timbers for the left side of the croquet lawn and prepared for the golf course side. Used some of the spare turf to fill in a weedy patch in the front lawn and a bare patch by the pool.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Mowing - bermuda

Mowed the Bermuda.

Lawn patches

Removed a crabgrass invaded patch of turf from the top of the pool lawn and replaced with some of the spare turf around the croquet lawn corners.

Friday, May 28, 2010


Planted the Purple Smokebush next to the Oleander and a Soft Touch replacing a Helleri near the mailbox.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Used 1.5 gallons of Roundup and got everything except inside the pool fence.


Fertilized all the lawns with 30-3-3 - better late than never!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Moved the middle Knockout Rose which turned out to be pink not red and planted it by the pool fence between the Salvia May Night and the Pineapple Sage. Also planted a Lantana cutting by the Variegated Privet near the AC units. Planted the remaining Phlox (White - 4) between the pool fence and the cobble path, the Rusellia Yellow in the pot with the Rusellia Red (removed some Red and gave to Betty and Betsy), Ogon Asiatic Jasmine behind the Chindo Viburnum.

Weeding and deadheading

Weeded and deadheaded the perennials.

Monday, May 24, 2010


Planted the Chase Manhatten Ginkgo by the helipad along with a Purple Sunset Dwarf Pomegranate I got from Dr. Dirr. Planted the new Variegated Holly Osmanthus at the end of the grass path on the right property line and replaced the dead Variegated Holly Osmanthus with Leymus Arenarius in the front left bed. Replaced the Clemson Hardy Bottlebrush in the front right bed. Planted the Lespedeza from Goodness Grows in front of ShishiGashira in the second tier bed by the screen porch. Planted Summer Snow Pee Gee Hydrangea in the pool edge behind the middle Gardenias. Planted Sunny Side Up Lantana from Dr. Dirr below the birdhouse and the Carolina Silverbell behind the Dogwood on the right property line. Made a gravel and soil bed between the Daylilies and the path to the pool and planted Jenny Stonecrop and some Angelina Stonecrop pieces. Sowed some Basil seed in the courtyard and planted the rooted cuttings of Summer Coleus.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Steve mowed all except the Bermuda.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Planting and potting

Dug up the Variegated Cleyera from the second tier by the screen porch and potted it up to try and save it. Replanted 2 Gardenia radicans and 1 Daisy Gardenia from the front of the house, raising them up. Dug up the Japanese Maple from the left property line and potted it up to be in the conservatory for the summer. Potted the Equisetum and put the pot in the Golfer.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Planting - Indigofera, Salvia and Caryopteris

Planted Indigofera kirilowii 'Angyo Snow' and Caryopteris divaricata ‘Snow Fairy’ in the left front bed and Salvia nipponica 'Fuji Snow' in the back near the White Nandina.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Rejuvenated the pine straw in the right front.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Sprayed 1.5 gallons of Round Up inside the pool fence and down the right side property line. The last parts for this round!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Removed the remnants of the grass from one side and replaced with 2+ bags of shredded hardwood mulch. Let's hope Cleo doesn't eat it.

Sunday, May 09, 2010


Sprayed Round up around the front and between the pool fence and the golf course. Also behind the garage.

Saturday, May 08, 2010


Hand pulled a lot of weeds!


Steve mowed all the grass. Also edged.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Mulch and Weed Pulling

Hand pulled weeds between the golf course and the pool fence and then filled in all the pinestraw.


Sprayed Round up along the side of the garage, down the left property line, along the back of the croquet lawn next to the golf course and between the perennial bed and the croquet lawn.


Planted Elliott's Lovegrass near the Bird House post. Also Clinopodium georgianum 'Desi' and Salvia Blue Hill in the same area. Planted the Hibiscus dasycalyx next to the Inkberry Holly between the golf course and the pool fence. Planted the Carissa Holly that had been recuperating in a pot next to the Muhlenbergia between the golf course and the pool fence. Transplanted a Muhlenbergia from the back right corner to the grouping of 3 between the golf course and pool fence - replacing one that did not come back. Also planted the Kerria that Genie gave me along the side of the garage next to the White Hibiscus and 11 White Carpet Phlox around the bird bath in the front.


Cut back the Ruellia that is growing in the pot with the Lemon Tree.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Removing Juniper

Had to remove 2 of the Junipers from the right property line. They were not draining - and drowning. Put them in pots to try and recuperate.

Planting - right property line

Planted the Ruellia brittoniana (blue) that Betty gave me for overwintering in the conservatory - next to the Saucer Magnolia. Also the Arundo donax 'Peppermint Stick' in the same area. Put 5 Big Blue Liriope around the red-leaved Berberis on the right property line, with 3 White Carpet Phlox in front.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Planting and potting

Planted the Cabaret Miscanthus and potted up the Ponytail Palm and Bird of Paradise (with some variegated Alstroemeria too).


Got all the plant labelling up to date.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Planting perennials and potting

Planted 3 Blue Fescue and 3 Gaura in the fountain bed. Also planted another Aloe by the bird feeding post. Decided to plant the Rhubarb Elephant Ear in the ground and put it next to the Variegated Boxwood on the helipad. Potted up the Pygmy Date Palm for the helipad.