Saturday, February 26, 2011

Cutting back grass

Finished the Lirope in the perennial bed.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Planted the Liquidambar Slender Silhouette in the front and the Gold Splash Eleagnus in the back. Also dug up the ailing Firepower Nandina in the front and replaced it with one from the back.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Finshed off the garden with lime by doing the pool area and the remaining side garden parts.


One more gallon of roundup and I have completed the whole garden - pool area.


I planted a Harland Boxwood near the mailbox where I had previously substituted a soft touch holly and next to it a Drops of Gold Holly.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I planted the Unryu Camellia at the side of the garage.


I moved the Blue Dune Leymus to the other side of the driveway to make room for the Gold Mop Chamaecyparis. Then I moved the Cryptomeria Gyokuro from the front to the back corner of the pool fence, potting up the Sizzling Pink Loropetalum that had been there. I moved the Duet Beautyberry near to the Jade Snowflake Chinaberry and the Ogon Osmanthus back nearer to the garage and the Craibiodendron. I moved the Variegated Chinese Privet closer to the Buergeri Holly to make room for the Slender Silhouette Sweetgum.

Monday, February 21, 2011


1 gallon of RoundUp in the back, from the grasses near the golf course along the side line to the Buergeri Holly.


Limed the rest of the front and the back to the first holly on the pool fence across to the Butterflies Magnolia. Not the perennial bed. Used 2 bags. Normally would need 2 bags for the front and 2+ for the back.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Herbicide and deadheading

2 gallons of RoundUp in the back to the grasses near the golf course corner. Also continued weeding and deadheading the perennial bed and cutting back the Liriope.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Limed the One of Everything garden and the Front Left to Gatepost beds except the Osmanthus, Chindo and Cleyera.

Pruning - Buddleia, perennials, Liriope

Pruned the Adonis Blue Buddleia in the back and took the dead dried flower heads off the Bicolor one in front. Deadheaded, weeded and cut back the Liriope for half the perennial bed.


3 gallons of Roundup plus some hand pulling in the front and the left side of the back path to the berm.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hardscape - bird house

Put up the post for the second blue bird house.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Pruning - grasses

Cut back the grasses in the back as well as the Willow.


Put up the post for the Wisteria to grow up along the golf course edge.