Saturday, April 28, 2012


Moved three Burford Hollies from the front and replaced them with a Spirit Viburnum, Jack Frost Ligustrum and Emerald Heights Distylium.

Friday, April 27, 2012


I moved the Wisteria to the side of the conservatory and planted the Mallotus in its place in the Abelia bed.

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Applied season long ant stuff inside the pool fence.


2.5 gallons Roundup on the back left property line to the perennial bed and the turret bed + some of the front right property line.

Mow and edge

Mowed and edged all lawns.


I planted Neillia sinensis in the In Between Garden along with Sunny Side Up Lantana. Also planted Midnight Wine Weigela and River Mist Sea Oats by the Helipad, Creeping Jenny and a pink Lantana in the Five Trees Garden, Indigofera decora by the fig tree at the side of the conservatory, Chapel Hill Lantana on the back side of the berm and the Snow Rose Serissa that I had previously dug because it was in an ant hill, in front of the screen porch.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Planting and transplanting

I planted Euphorbia Tasmanian Tiger, Grenadin Red Carnation and Joystick Red Thrift in the Octagonal Perennial Garden, Crinum Sangria and Crinum Menehune, Fireworks Solidago, Margarita Abelia, Autumn Fire Sedum in the In Between Garden. I moved the Spirited Chamaecyparis to the In Between Garden from the Octagonal Perennial bed and the Verdonii Chamaecyparis and Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana' to the Camellias and More Garden. I planted Variegated Lantana in the Big Trees and Birds garden, Ice Plant in the Berm and moved Gold Bar Miscanthus to the In Between Garden.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Applied 16-4-8 everywhere, at the rate of 1/2 cup per 3' x 3' plant area.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


I planted a Silver King Euonymus by the pool, Rudolph Euphorbia in the Octagonal Perennial Garden, transplanted Crimson Butterflies Gaura from the perennial bed to the Five Trees Garden, planted Elegantissima Boxwood in the Five Trees Garden, Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Worcester Gold' in the Camellias and More garden, Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Longwood Blue', Micron Holly and Salvia greggii SallyG Vanilla in the One of Everything garden, Variegated Helleri Holly in the Big Trees and Birds Garden with Daybreak Barberry, Twist of Lime Abelia with the other Abelias by the golf course (potted up what looks like a dead Margarita Abelia), and Leycestria formosa 'Jealousy' in the In Betweeen Garden
Potted up the Variegated Cassava to put by the pool.
Potted up a Hibiscus militaris from by the pool.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Planting and digging up

I dug up 3 Hellleri Holly from the Hydrant bed for sale and planted Richard Harland Boxwood and Willow Leaf Wax Myrtle in their place. Also dug up 2 Lantana to sell from there and planted Pink Showers Jasmine. Planted a Podocarpus on the left side property line. Dug up 5 Junipers and sold them, plus one more Lantana. Planted Hens and Chicks Sedum by the guest room window. Planted Jermyn's Globe Viburnum where the Richard Boxwood had been.

Monday, April 09, 2012


Planted Variegated Socitey Garlic by the gatepost with Baccharis angustifolia. Planted one Catlin's Giant Ajuga in the One of Everything garden and one in the Hide the Hydrant garden. Move the Beschorneria and 3 Agapanthus in the pool edge garden and made a raised bed from a bottomless pot for 5 Galtonia viridiflora and 5 Galtonia candicans. Planted 3 groups of 10 oxalis - O. regnellii, O. tetraphylla, O. tetraphylla 'Iron Cross'. Potted up some Cannas from the pool area.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Planting and transplanting

Dug up the Lindley's Butterfly Bush because it was suckering badly. Potted it up and dug up the remaining suckers. Also potted up the Cassian Pennisetum and Snow Rose Serissa after washing thoroughly because fire ants had built the mounds up so high that the plants were being taken over. Planted bulbs: 5 Casablanca Lilies and 5 Netty's Pride Lilies in the Octagonal Bed, 10 Gladiolus Nymph in the raised tropical bed in the front right corner with the daffodils, Canna musifolia in the pool corner, Boogie Woogie, Cezanne Gallery and Sandra Dahlias in the new raised tiers. Also planted the Liriope that I had previously dug up from the Pond Cypress and Turret Beds - behind the Jade Snowflake. Took out some Red Leaf Cannas from the pool and planted them behind the Kumson Forsythia. Potted up the Mr Spock Mallotus. Planted Cryptomeria araucarioides on the pool lawn corner where the Lindley's Butterfly Bush had been.


Removed the rest of the back left silt fence.

Thursday, April 05, 2012


Dug up and potted up a lot of seedling Mulhy Grass from the back right corner.


Planted the Silver Comet Pampas grass in the 5 Trees garden, the Purple Rain Salvia in the One of Everything Garden, the Eragrostis spectabile by the back garden path in the In Between Garden, the Tallahassee Sunset Eragrostis by the Blue Bird House in the Big Trees and More Garden. Moved the Colorguard Yucca from by the front door to the Blue Bird House garden near the golf course and planted Helene von Stein Lamb's Ears in its place.

Mowed and edged

Mowed and edged all lawns.


Cut back the Pizzazz Loropetalums under the front windows.