Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Planted Lycoris red and pink in the Triangle Front Island raised bed plus yellow and white rain lilies. I planted 3 Polianthes tuberosa in the cutting garden and Willow Wax Myrtle moved to the Golf Course Hedge. I moved 3 Dianthus to the Five Trees Garden.

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Moved the acoma crape to the golf course hedge and prepared the loropetalum and Carissa there to move. Moved one Carissa to the mail box garden. Planted blue dart rush in the in between garden along with cuphea micropetala and trocholodendron arailiodes. Moved variegated and plain ginger there and planted William penn barberry. Also planted Sunburst Hypericum.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Planted Pearlific Viburnum in the golf course hedge, viburnum davidii x in the ornamental grasses border, moved the fringe tree to the ornamental grasses border, planted cliftonia in the mail box bed and moved a loropetalum ever red there. Planted x pyracomeles and grey cotoneaster in the front foundation hedge. Moved yucca to the one of everything garden because it was too wet in the triangle island garden. Planted juniperus gold cone in the triangle island bed.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tags and planting

Weeded and put in tags for new plants. Planted Ellen Bosanquet Crinum.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Planting and transplanting

Prepared the in between garden and planted osmanthus burkwoodii there. Planted sunshine ligustrum in the golf course hedge and osmanthus Hariyama. Planted choisya and millettia in the screen porch garden.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Prep and planting

Prepared the in between garden and planted boxwood aurea pendula there. Also moved vintage jade Distylium there and Korean forsythia. Dug up 2 Adagio Miscanthus in the Mail Box Garden and planted Lynn Lowrey Ternstroemia there. Moved an ever red loropetalum from the golf course hedge to the mailbox garden and moved three dianthus from there to the front foundation hedge. Moved Gold Breeze Miscanthus to the Blue Bird Perennial garden. Potted up green's blues camellia. Moved the Blue Pacific Juniper from the front foundation hedge to the Mail Box Garden.

Mow and edged

Did all lawns.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Planting and moving and prep

Planted slender silhouette liquidambar in the one of everything Garden and moved fireworks solidago there too. Started spreading pine straw there. Also prepared the in between garden for new shrubs. Weeded the in between garden. Weeded the croquet lawn.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Planted three winter gem boxwoods and three Richard Harland boxwoods in the turret front garden. Weeded the bed and added mulch.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Moving plants

Dug up the remaining Helleri from the front and prepared the bed for the new plants. Moved three Abelias from the turret front to the mail box garden. Moved fringe tree from the one of everything to the mail box garden. Moved two helleris from the mail box garden. Planted one in the hide the hydrant garden. Heeled in the others. Moved the soft touch from the mail box garden to replace one in the pool lawn border. Moved an ever red loropetalum from the golf course hedge to the hide the hydrant garden and planted a dons dwarf wax myrtle instead. Weeded the blue bird perennials garden.

Saturday, April 13, 2013


Weeded the one of everything garden. Dug up a dead Helleri and an ailing one from the turret front garden. Trimmed the shrubs in the one of everything garden.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Planting and transplanting

Moved Panicum Dallas Blues, Shenandoah, and ruby to the ornamental grasses border, along with a piece of love grass and karley rose pennisetum and pennisetum piglet. Planted datisca and asparagus in the pool lawn border as well as queen mum agapanthus and dark blue agapanthus. Moved sparkling burgundy eucomis to the pool lawn border too. Moved tango weigela to helipad and tiers and hibiscus to the corner near the swamp cypress. Planted white mischief salvia near the octagonal perennial garden and planted the blue blueberry in the octagonal perennial garden. Removed all the mulch from the octagonal perennial garden to replace it with pinestraw. Moved silver dollar hydrangea to the pool lawn border.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013


Planted black sempervivum and jade rose sempervivum, kahori dianthus, chocolate box sedum, Heath aster, Ryan's yellow mum, mum from Betsy, variegated salvia, variegated lantana in the five trees garden. Planted tradescantia sillamontana in the pool lawn border. Moved box honeysuckle from the one of everything garden to the five trees garden.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Planting and transplanting

I got many of the plants out of the conservatory. I planted the Morgan Arborvitae in the new front raised bed, along with Oxalis crassipes Rosea. I moved Indigofera Rose Carpet to the Front Foundation Hedge and Bumblebee Abelia to the front raised bed. I dug up some of the Acorus in the One of Everything garden and planted it by the fountain in the pool garden. I potted up the Spirited Chamaecyparis because it was doing badly. I moved the Heavy Metal Panicum to the Ornamental Grasses Border. I planted Ilex Solar Flare in the One Of Everything garden. I moved the Crinums from the In Between Garden to the raised bed Pool Lawn Border.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Planting and transplanting

Moved the Ilex buergeri to the berm and the Magnolia insignis to the side of the conservatory. Dug up and cut off the dead parts of the Shishigashira Maple and potted it up. Moved a Knockout Rose to where the maple had been. Moved Betsy's Crinum inside the pool fence.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Planting and clean up

Planted Euscaphis japonica behind the conservatory and transplanted Rostrinucula to the side of the conservatory. Weeded the turret front garden, behind the conservatory. Pine strawed behind the conservatory. Cut down Arundo donax from last year plus a couple of hibiscus. Pruned Golden Curls Willow. Pruned Chantilly Lace Hydrangea. Planted Picea abies Little Gem in a raised pot by the helipad. Put soil under the loropetalums under the front windows for planting.

Monday, April 01, 2013

Pool garden path

Reset the cobbles for the back garden path. Weeded the helipad and tiers yesterday and today. Fertilized the plants in that garden. Dug up the fragrant spreader rose. Planted cape fuchsia in the octagonal perennial bed as well as blue haze euphorbia.