Friday, September 30, 2005

Fairies wear Boots
Summer House
Pretty Ivy 2
Hairy Legs
Bright Red Berry

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Blogger comments

I've decided that my favorite blogs are the ones where people answer their comments. Maybe they don't read their comments. I love them and totally encouraged people to leave questions or comments anytime.
Magnolia Sieboldi
Fairies in the Garden
Pretty Ivy
Sedum in the mirror
Autumn mess
Cryptomeria'Sekkan Sugi'

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Fall Rain
No Flowers but lots of color
Season's End

Here comes the rain again

It's raining again. Fall has officially arrived. I can't remember the last time it rained. Maybe once in the last month or so. It's not very often I'm still dragging the hose around to water in September.

Tomorrow a large storm is coming are way. I can't wait. I love a good storm with lots of high wind. I think I'll make roast beef and mashed potatoes, light the fireplace and get nice and cosy. I love the fall.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Best Ever Edgers

I love perfect edged garden beds. Nothing make a garden look nicer. I prefer not to use power tools in my garden if I can help it. I use a reel mower for the lawn and these edgers for the beds. These two tools do a better job than their gas counterparts and are much kinder to the enviroment and your neighbors. The one downside would be that you have to mow more often. (Unless you want to rake, which I don't). I have a small grass area so it just make sense to go this route. If I had a large lawn I would probably use a gas reel mower. As for the garden edges, I cut them with a half moon edger in the spring if needed and then use my edgers about every three to four days.
Best edgers ever!
Pot with Hens and Chicks

Just for Me

This is a lovely present my friends Laurel and Melanie bought me to celebrate my job offer with Gardens West Magazine. I LOVE it!!!!

A New Discovery

I discovered this evening that I'm afraid of heights. I decided this while I climbed up on my roof to take some pictures of the garden. This is a view that you won't get too often I'm afraid. It does give a good idea of what the garden looks like as a whole though.
Roof Shot3
Roof Shot 2
Roof Shot 1

Friday, September 23, 2005

Cheerful Pansy

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Summers End 2
Cryptomeria'Sekkan Sugi'
Acer Griseum
Massive Miscanthus
September's End

Saturday, September 17, 2005

More anemones
Clematis seedhead

Friday, September 16, 2005

Neglect or Nurture?

This evening, the boys and I went out for a bike ride to get some excerise after dinner. My husband and I love looking at people houses and gardens on our evening treks. There is so much new development going on that their is lots to look at and admire.

As we were zipping along, one house in peticular stopped me dead in my tracks. This new garden was very tidy and full of annuals everywhere. Now this is not the type of garden that has ever really caught my eye but what did was how beautiful the annuals were. The most incredible begonias you've ever seen! The window boxes were so healthy looking they looked fake. That is what stopped me so suddenly. At first I thought they were! It is the middle of September and most annuals that I have or grudgingly take care of are pretty close to being done! After a moment of staring I know....I'm a neglector type of gardener. This gardener obviously has lovingly nurtured these flower daily for the entire season. Is it because they have a small little garden and have the time to nurture. Maybe they are retired or maybe they have no children. I can't help but admire people who garden like this. It puts me to shame. My poor, poor neglected garden.
Black and White
Fall flowers
Nodding Anemones
Red Leaf

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

I'll give you my Heart
Fall Colors
Carpet rose
Phygelius'Winchester Fanfare' (zone7)
Daily Harvest
September Day
Spider Man
Hydrangea'Bows and Bells'
Tired Coneflowers
Fallen Giant!