Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Planted the Will Fleming Holly by the turret, 2 of the 3 River Mist Sea Oats by the Jade Snowflake Chinaberry along with a Bugleweed. I potted up one of the Dwarf Burford Hollies by the pool fence and replaced it with Elegans Nana Cryptomeria. I planted Sparkling Burgundy Eucomis by the croquet lawn.
Friday, June 24, 2011
I planted the Indigofera ambylantha near the Swamp Hibiscus, the Fatsia in the courtyard along with the Heuchera Snow Angels, transplanting Captain Kirk Hosta to under the steps. Also in the courtyard I swapped the Blue Suede Blueberry with the Giant White Calla to give the latter more shade. I moved the Scilla to the front where I planted it in my mini raised bed with a Tiny Star Yucca and Ledebouria Gary Hammer. I planted a Carolina Sapphire along the right property line and Solidago in the perennial bed, along with Snowflurry Verbena, Crimson Butterflies Gaura and Euphorbia Shorty, replacing the plants that I dug up because the deer got to them. I planted the mini Chamaecyparis in the blue pot by the helipad and the Lemon Beauty that was in the pot near the Bald Cypress. I moved some Green and Gold to various spots in the front.
In the back I planted the Oleander cutting by the screen porch, a Variegated Yucca by the croquet lawn and a Panama Red Hibiscus by the pool.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Planted the Hursley Park Bald Cypress next to the contorted tea by the garage. Planted Don Egolf Redbud on the right property line near the Little Gem Magnolia. Moved the Ilex glabra 'Nigra' between the Emerald Snow and Ever Red Loropetalums and moved the August Beauty Gardenia from next to the Willow to a spot between the Swift Creek Privet and Suwanee Elf Wax Myrtle. Then planted the Conoy Viburnum next to the Willow. Planted Midnight Wine Weigela, Deutzia Chardonnay Pearls and Amsonia tabernaemontana near the croquet lawn and the bluebird house. Potted up the Ogon Spirea near the golf course which was languishing and planted a White Ball Buddleia in its place. Moved the Willowwood Kalmia from near the screen porch to the front next to the Fringetree. Moved the center Clinopodium from the edge of the croquet lawn to behind the Wisteria and planted a Harbour Belle Nandina in its place. Moved the giant elephant ears and cannas from inside the pool fence and planted a Coal Miner Colocasia in its place.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Dug up the Wyoming Dwarf Cannas and the old Bananas inside the pool fence and planted Hibiscus lasiocarpus and Hibiscus acuminata that I had grown from seed. Also moved 3 Agapanthus to a spot around the Beschorneria.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
I potted up the David and Franz Schubert Phlox and the Helianthus that the deer attacked in the perennial bed. I dug up the Rudbeckia that they ate in the perennial bed, divided it and potted up 2 pieces. The remainder was planted around the pool next to the Leprechaun Agarista. I removed the purple-stem Elephant Ear that had come up near the Bengal Tiger Cannas and some of the Cannas to make space for the Hibiscus militaris that I grew from seed. I removed one of the giant Elephant Ears from the end of the pool. I planted the Anisacanthus near the corner of the croquet lawn so that we can see the hummingbirds from the screen porch. The Cannas and Elephant Ears were transplanted temporarily to empty areas around the croquet lawn.