Sunday, June 26, 2011


2.5 gallons of RoundUp in the front and behind the garage.

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Deadheaded and hand weeded the perennial bed.


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

Planting and transplanting

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.


Mowed and edged (all except Bermuda).

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Planting and transplanting

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


Took cuttings from the Calypso Oleander which the deer (?) had stomped on and detached from its roots.

Mowing and edging

Mowed the front lawn and edged it and the pool lawn.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Mowed all except the front lawn. Edged the croquet lawn and bermuda.

Planting and transplanting

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

Planting and potting up, plus transplanting

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.

Monday, June 13, 2011


I cut back the Willow in front because it was blocking the sprinklers. It is going to be taken out and would need to be cut back anyway.

Potting up

I potted up the Pink Mermaid Camellia that was looking rather droopy and yellow. There were a lot of ants in the hole.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Planted the new Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Lisaura' I purchased at Plant Delights in the One of Everything Garden. Also potted up the Garnet Brocade Sedum that the deer attacked yesterday. Planted the Picasso Calla Lily in the courtyard.

Monday, June 06, 2011


I sprayed 1 gallon of Roundup around the back and completed all except a small part of the pool area.

Sunday, June 05, 2011


I sprayed 1.25 gallons of Roundup around the front and down to the golf course on the right side.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Potting up

I dug up the Aesculus I got from Woodlanders, the Craibiodendron and Little Princess Spiraea and potted them up. They were all suffering in the garden so I put them in the conservatory to baby them for a while.


1.25 gallons of RoundUp today around the back and inside the pool fence.