Sunday, December 18, 2011

Perennial bed

Added another bag of compost and one of top soil to the perennial bed, forked it in a little and topped with 8 bags of mulch.

Saturday, December 17, 2011


I potted up the rooted cuttings of Papyrus and Panama Red Hibiscus that were in water, and a cutting of Iochroma in sand. Also potted up a new Marlberry - Miho no matsu. I bought a Green's Blues Camellia which had two separate stems in the pot so I gently teased the roots of them apart and potted them up separately.

Perennial bed

Cleaned up the perennial bed, removing dead wood and adding compost.

Friday, December 16, 2011


Spread 5 1/2 bales of pine straw to finish the Camellias And More garden.

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Limbed up and took out suckers for the Buddleja lindleyana.


Spread one more bale of pinestraw in the Abelias And More garden, 1 1/2 bales in the In Between Garden and 2 in the Big Trees and Birds garden.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


5 bales of pinestraw spread in the Inbetween Garden and 2 in the Camellias And More garden.


2 gallons of Roundup in the Camellias and More, Almost Shade Garden, Big Trees and Birds garden and Inbetween Garden.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


I planted the Fiesta Forsythia in the Inbetween Garden and hand-weeded parts of that space. I planted the Diervilla Cool Splash and Mahonia repens in the Big Trees and Birds garden and spread 2 bales of pinestraw there. Also planted 3 more Ajuga Catlin's Giant and 5 Dianthus Firestar in the Hide The Hydrant garden along with a Carissa Holly. I dug up and potted up 2 more Lantana from that bed. I potted up the 2 remaining Ajuga for the winter.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Potting up

Potted up the Diervilla, Mahonia repens, Fiesta Forsythia and Ephedra regeliana that I got from Rare Find. Also dug up and potted up the Sago Palm, and moved the Araucarioides Cedar to a bigger pot. Dug up the White Chiffon Rose of Sharon which is having some rotting issues. Also put out the remaining tags.

Thursday, December 08, 2011


Cleaned out the conservatory and put the plants in for winter.

Monday, December 05, 2011


Mowed the property lines.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Planting and transplanting

I planted 10 Chrysantha Tulips by the Scillas in the One Of Everything garden, 5 Spanish Bluebells and 5 English Bluebells by the Seiryu Maple, 5 Camassia Blue Heaven by Seiryu and 10 Camassia Blue Melody by the Silver Cloud Box Honeysuckle. I removed and potted up 2 Lantana from the Hide The Hydrant bed and planted 5 Catlin's Giant Ajuga. I potted up a dead/dying Helleri Holly from the Mail Box Garden and replaced it with one from the Hide The Hydrant bed. I built a brick raised bed for the Snow Dragon Poncirus and planted it in there.

Saturday, December 03, 2011


I planted some daffodils in each corner of the raised tropical bed and in the front middle. Also in the Turret Front Garden in two groups by the courtyard path and the driveway. Planted 10 Blue Hyacinths in the Turret Front Garden by the courtyard path and 5 Lady Jane Tulips in the raised Scilla circle. 10 Hyacinthoides Non-scripta by Swampy in the berm and 10 Hyacinthoides Excelsior by the Gold Rider Leyland. I also checked all the plants for labels.