Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I planted an Amazing Grace Phlox that I got at a discount at Lowes, in the raised perennial bed.

Monday, March 21, 2011


2 tomatoes and a Sea Pink (in the perennial bed) from Lowes.


2.5 gallons of RoundUp - everywhere except inside the pool fence.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Divided the Cavendish Banana and repotted it with the Mexican Shrimp Plant, Sedum and Corydalis. Also dug up the Umbrella Sedge from next to the fountain and divided it. Planted a cutting of Umbrella Sedge near the berm.


Planted Metallicum Japanese Painted Fern and Maidenhair Fern in the courtyard.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Potted plants

Redid the plants that overwinter in the conservatory. Planted the Tibouchina grandiflora with the Russellia eqiusetformis, the Bougainvillea with the Acalypha and the Abutilon with the Cape Honeysuckle. Took the Monterrey Cypress out of the pot and put it in a larger pot in the conservatory because it is suffering. Planted Variegated Ginger and Maidenhair Fern in the pot.


Cleaned out the conservatory and put back only those shade plants for sale.

Friday, March 18, 2011


Cleaned out the garage and rearranged the chemicals.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Pruned the Ligustrum Recurvifolium hedge. Also deadheaded the daffodils.


Used over and out around the pool and the beds inside the pool fence. Treated other mounds outside the fence with mound killer.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Transplanting, planting and potting

Transplanted 1 Pink Cloud Gaura to the corner of the bed between the croquet lawn and perennial bed. Potted up the remaining Blue Fescue. Planted a cutting from the Cyperus involucratus on the side of the daylily berm.


Used 10-10-10 on all shrubs. 1 T per foot of height.


Mowed the strips on the empty lots on each side.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Potted up cuttings

Potted up rooted cuttings of Firespike and Lantana (yellow in square pot, gold in round pot.)


Sowed seeds of Hibiscus militaris, H. lasiocarpus, H. aculeatus.

Moving from the conservatory

Russellia to the wall. Staghorn and Birds nest fern to the courtyard. Hibiscus to the the outside. Orange and Calamondin trees by the pool equipment. Sago Palm by the Curly Ligustrum. Shrimp plant, Ligustrum Excelsum, Buddleia cuttings, Pineapple Sage, Elephant Ears to the potting bench.

Hardscape - bird feeder post

Moved the bird feeder to the other side of the path.


Iochroma in the courtyard. Planted Mahonia fortunei, Mahonia gracilis, Mandevilla Alice du Pont, Mandevilla Red Riding Hood in the back behind the garage and between the perennial bed and the croquet lawn.


Mulched the courtyard with cypress mulch, and the raised beds with pinestraw.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Deadheaded the Daffodils.

Transplanting Gingko

I moved the Gingko to near the tiered retaining walls.


Planted 6 Commander in Chief Lilies by the conservatory, next to the Alstroemeria.

Potted up Nandina

Potted up 2 Firepower Nandinas from the back.


Atrazine on croquet, front and top end of pool lawns.

Friday, March 11, 2011


Pinestraw on the area from the Bald Cypress to the Oleander and to the path.


Put landscape timbers along the edge from the Bald Cypress to the Oleander and dug them in. Levelled the bird bath and the bird feeder post.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011


2 gallons of Roundup in front and behind the garage.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Planting - new Buddleja, Pycnanthemum, Knaptonensis

I planted the Buddleja cordata subsp. tomentella and Pycnanthemum tenuifolium that I got from Woodlanders in the back and the Knaptonensis Cryptomeria that I got from NurCar planted behind the garage.


2.5 gallons of herbicide on the bermuda lawn - at the direction of the golf course superintendent.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Planting - Baccharis and Sasaba

I planted the Baccharis angustifolia and the Sasaba Osamnthus from Woodlanders in the front garden.