Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Had to stake the Abutilon which had been tossed about in the wind.


Added mulch to the Octagonal Perennial and Almost Shade Gardens and in the courtyard.


Hand weeded the One Of Everything, Almost Shade, Turret Front and Triangle Island, Big Trees and Birds, Camellias And More, Daylily Fountain and Octagonal Perennial Gardens.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Planting and transplanting

Planted Sedum Elsie's Gold, Sedum Coral Carpet and Leonotis leonurus in the tiers, Hydrangea Dharuma in the pool lawn border, Heuchera Blackcurrant in the One of Everything garden, and potted up the Fallopia I had been given, to put in the Camellias and more garden.
I moved the Tiny Star Yucca to a drier spot and potted up the Leptodermis pilosa which seemed to be getting too wet. I potted up a white phlox in the tiers to plant the sedum and dug up some Setcreasea and Lamb's Ears. I also replanted two dahlias in the tiers that I had previously dug up because they were being eaten.

Saturday, May 26, 2012


Planted Monarda Grand Parade in the Big Trees and Birds garden, Ajuga Pink Lightning and Sparkler by the Helipad, Ice Plants Starburst and D. nubigenum in the berm, Heron's Pirouette Begonia in the courtyard.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Moved the Willowwood Kalmia to the Courtyard to give it more shade and better drainage.


Moved the Holly Fern from the courtyard to under the Jade Snowflake.


Dug up the Cannas around the edges of each bed and put in plastic edging to try and prevent them from growing under the fence.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Weeding and deadheading

Hand pulled weeds in the One Of Everything garden. Deadheaded the daylilies.


Planted Chocolate Chip Ajuga in the One Of Everything garden and the Bowles Vinca behind the Bald Cypress. Also dug up the Holly Fern in the courtyard and planted the Annemieke Fatshedera and a Rhododendron chapmanii.

Fertilizer grass

Fertilized all the centipede.

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Saw Japanese beetles so sprayed the Hibiscus and Jude The Obscure with systemic insecticide.

Mow and edge

Mowed and edged all lawns.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Planted the Magnolia insignis in the berm, Sterling Silver Stachyurus in the conservatory garden, Blackbird Euphorbia in the perennial bed, Sedum sieboldii in the top tier (potting up a white Phlox), Leucothoe Curly Red by the helipad, Sedum pachyclados in the Five Trees garden, Magnolia laevifolia Snow Angel in the front by the gate post (digging up the Blue Lyme grass and potting it up - it did not go with the Abelias planted there). Planted Autumn Delight Sedum in the tiers by the path. Planted out the Neillia sinensis from the In Between Garden which I had potted up because it was browning and put it in the front foundation hedge by the conservatory path. Also planted Coral Bean by the path in the Camellias and More garden.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


I planted Pee Dee Ingot Liriope in the front, replacing 2 white creeping Phlox which were burned by fertilizer (I potted them up), Aloysia virgata by the screen porch (potting up some red Verbena), Turk's Cap and Orange Zest Cestrum by the conservatory, Sea Holly Big Blue and Donkey-tail Spurge in the perennial bed, Sinoa Salvia in the front, moving the Ajuga to the sprinkler at the back., Itea chinensis and Viburnum superbum in the Hydrant Hedge, Dwarf Liatris in the berm, Ardisia chirimen by the garage side, Hypericum Brodie by the Loquat and Magnolia figo Hagiwara Everblooming in the One of Everything garden. Potted up the dwarf Osmanthus and kept it on the table in the screen porch.

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Planted Salvia greggii 'Flame' in the In Between Garden and potted up Prunus Little Twist. Planted Ophiopogon chingii  in the Almost Shade garden, Iris brevicaulis and Iris pseudacorus in the Five trees garden, Tosca Hibiscus in the One of Everything garden.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mow and edge

Mowed the front lawn and bermuda and edged all.

Friday, May 11, 2012


Mowed the croquet and pool lawns and the side strips.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012


Moved 2 Dwarf Burfords from the Hydrant hedge to the left property line. Moved the Casablanca Lilies from the perennial bed to the tiers because they were being eaten. Also moved the Autumn Fire sedum into the tiers garden because the deer had pulled it up.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012


Planted the Kaleidoscope Gardenia by the pool fence, moved a fourth Dwarf Burford from the mail box hedge and planted a Fortunei Cleyera there instead. Planted Waterloo Sunset Dianthus in the perennial bed. Planted Lemon Ball and Blue Spruce Sedums in the 5 trees garden, with Iceplant and Sedum takesimense. Also planted iceplant in the berm and Sedum kamtschaticum near the gatepost. Planted Deutzia Magician in the one of everything garden.

Thursday, May 03, 2012


I removed the last of the silt fence which I started last Saturday and used wheat straw to cover the drainage flume I created on the left side.

Mow and edge

Mowed and edged all lawns.

Moving plants

Golden Spangles Camellia was getting burned so I moved it to the Camellias and More garden. Also two of the new Dahlias were losing their foliage so I potted them up - Cezanne and Boogie Woogie.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012


Planted Pineapple Sage and Heavy Metal Switchgrass in the One of Everything garden.

Pruning and deadheading

Pruned up the Corkscrew Willow and deadheaded the irises. Also dug up the front-growing Peppermint Stick Grass and potted up rooted divisions.


Spread wheat straw along the right property line.


Sprayed two gallons of Roundup. Completed the whole garden and the side pieces.