Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Planting and transplanting and potting

I dug up and potted the two remaining Galaxy Hibiscus and I moved the Hibiscus dascalyx to the end of the pool. I planted a Musa basjoo behind the Pink Bananas. I dug up 3 Muhly Grasses and planted them by the Pond Cypress along with the White Muhly. I moved Shenandoah Panicum to the pool fence near the screen porch and also moved Luna Blush Hibiscus to plant it there. Planted two cuttings of Hibiscus acetosella 'Panama Red' with them and the Cranberry Punch Hibiscus. I planted the Moonlight Canna next to the Bright Edge Yucca.

Monday, March 26, 2012


I limed the rest of the garden - the pool area and the conservatory side.

Planting and transplanting and potting

Planted Troll Gingko in the front turret bed, Salvia Heatwave Glitter and Golden Crown Podocarpus in the one of everything garden, Head Lee Fastigiate Osmanthus in the Camellias and More garden, 3 x Russellia, Variegated Pittosporum and Cape Honeysuckle in the tropicals bed, 'Murasaki kiyohime' Japanese Maple by the helipad and the Raspberry Truffle Sedum in the tiers. I moved the Galaxy Hibiscus to the bed by the Pond Cypress and moved the Muhlenbergia lindheimeri to the corner by the Pond Cypress. I moved the Flying Dragon to the other end of the property line. I potted up the Dwarf Garters Ribbon Grass from yesterday and the Green Beauty Boxwood that I am trying to topiary.

Friday, March 23, 2012


Got the remaining plants out of the conservatory.


Pruned the Orange Flowered Osmanthus and cut back the Vitex trifolia 'Purpurea'.


I planted Kerria japonica 'Plenifora' in place of the straight species which was in the Almost Shade Garden. Also replanted Golden Spangles Camellia in the One of Everything garden and Camellia crapnelliana in the Camellias and More garden. Planted Olea yunnanensis, Podocarpus macrophyllus 'Royal Flush' in the Five Trees garden.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Planted Cyrtomium fortunei and Ardisia crenata in the Almost Shade Garden and the White Chiffon Hibiscus in the Five Trees Garden. Also planted Vinca minor 'Moonlit' in the Turret Front Garden and a tomato in the cutting garden.

Potting up

I dug up the two Weigelas from the Five Trees Garden as well as the Elsbry Dogwood and the Don Egolf Redbud and potted them up. All doing badly! Also potted up some plants from Santa Rosa.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Potting up

Potted up the Carissa Holly from the Hide the Hydrant bed.


Planted the Teucrium fruticans, Compacta Walter's Viburnum and Variegated Confederate Jasmine in the Hide The Hydrant bed. Transplanted a Lantana from the Hide the Hydrant bed to behind the Magnolia in the Five Trees Garden, and a Goldsturm Rudbeckia to the One of Everything Garden.

Monday, March 19, 2012


I planted the Oso Easy Rose by the helipad and a Frierson's Compact Boxwood in the Turret Front Garden. I potted up the Weigela Midnight Wine and moved a May Night Salvia to its place in the Big Trees and Birds garden. I moved the White Berried Nandina to the place where the Salvia had come from by the pool fence gate, and planted Neillia thibetica where the Nandina had been in front of the screen porch. I planted a Yucca recurvifolia 'Variegata' and a Spiraea cantonensis 'Lanceata' in the bed between the croquet lawn and perennials.


I dug up all the rooted cuttings around the Kumson Forsythia and potted them up.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Transplanting and planting

I moved the Rock Garden Holly and planted it in the Turret Front Garden along with the Dwarf Pagoda Holly and Oscar's Dwarf Holly.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Weeding and preparation

I dug up all the weeds and the Liriope by the Pond Cypress and cultivated the bed. Then added soil and covered with pine straw.

Planting and potting up

I planted the Rocky Creek Holly and All Gold Juniper in the Turret Front Garden. I potted up the Cinnamomum Harlequin and the Nageia nagi.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Sprayed 6 gallons of Roundup - finished all except the pool area and conservatory side.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Weeding and propagation

Hand weeded and potted up seedlings from the garden for plant sales.

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Dug up the Liriope from the turret garden and heeled them in for future replanting.


1 gallon of Roundup in the front.

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Planted the Snow Dragon Poncirus again, moved the Colorguard Yucca from the turret to the One of Everything Garden and planted a Mugo Pine in its place.

Thursday, March 08, 2012


Planted Cameron Cooper Camellia and Russian Arborvitae

Wednesday, March 07, 2012


I limed the garden except the pool area and the conservatory side - used 3.5 bags.


Cut back the Confederate Rose.

Monday, March 05, 2012


Planted the Jude The Obscure Rose in the top tier inside the pool fence.


Created larger beds in the pool area for the tiers by extending the tiers.

Sunday, March 04, 2012


Moved the Rosemary from the pool area to the One of Everything garden. Potted up some rooted cuttings from it.