Sunday, October 28, 2012


I planted a replacement Craibiodendron in the Almost Shade Garden, Nandina domestic 'Compacta' in the One Of Everything garden and moved 2 Bergenias from the Mail Box Garden to the Helipad and Tiers and the Daylily Fountain garden. I also moved Leptodermis pilosa to the Octagonal Perennial Garden and took the Dwarf Garters grass from the front in a pot and planted it behind the herm.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Planting and transplanting

Potted up the Sunny Burford Holly (because still struggling), one of the Green's Blues Camellias, the Asparagus virgatus (because the rabbits were destroying it). Planted Thalictrum Black Stockings and Golden Sword Yucca in the Blue Bird Perennial garden, Chionanthus White Knight in the Abelias and More garden, Devinely Blue Deodar Cedar in the Turret Front Garden, replacement Blackbird Euphorbia in the Octagonal Perennial Bed, Blue Velvet Hypericum in the raised bed behind the garage and Sun Glo Jasmine in the In Between Garden. Transplanted the Variegated Pink Serissa and Rosa's Blush Blueberry to the Octagonal Perennial Bed. Put the Procumbens Nana Juniper in a pot for the front.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Sprayed the croquet and front lawns with Atrazine. Used Amaze on the main pool lawn and halts on the part around the pool.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Put down pre-emerge on the bermuda.


Potted up a number of Pardon Me Daylilies I had dug up previously. Took cuttings from Abutilon, Vitex, Leonotis, Cape Honeysuckle, Tibouchina, Ficus auric...

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Spread pine straw to complete the In Between Garden, Berm, Blue Bird Perennials, and also to almost finish the Camellias, Big trees and Abelias.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Planted the Echeandia and Eupatorium fortunei in the Pool Lawn Border, Marshallia and unknown plant in the Berm and Helenium in the One Of Everything garden.

Weeding and mulching

Hand weeded the berm, in between garden, abelias bed and blue bird perennials. Spread 3 bales of pine straw in the berm - need 2 more.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Planting and transplanting

Potted up the Old Blush Rose and planted Kosteletzkya virginica in its place along the pool fence. Also planted Cardoon where the Zenobia had been along the pool fence. I moved the Muhlenbergia lindheimeri to the Ornamental Grasses Border and planted Verbena bonariensis and 2 pieces of Salvia guaranitica Argentine Skies by the Pond Cypress where the Muhlenbergia had been. I planted Bearded Iris Love The Sun and Bayberry Candle in the Five Trees Garden along with Doug's White Iris and Red Velvet Elvis. I planted Iris Immortality in the One Of Everything garden as well as Helianthus salicifolius 'Low Down' and Login Russian Sage.

Weeding and mulching

Removed grass and weeds from more of the Ornamental Grasses Border, weeded and mulched the area between the pool fence and the perennial bed.

Monday, October 08, 2012


Planted Ionactis linariifolius, Coreopsis major, Penstemon digitalis and Erigeron 'Profusion' in the octagonal perennial bed and Salvia guaranitica 'Purple Majesty' in the One Of Everything garden.

Weeding and mulching

Weeded and topped up the mulch in the courtyard and the turret bed in front and the camellia bed in back. Hand weeded the octagonal perennial bed and the one of everything bed, as well as the front island.

Mow and edge

Mowed and edged all lawns.