SHARING MY GARDEN CHORES, PROJECTS and DOCUMENTING GROWTH AND BLOOMS
Here is a month in the garden update.
Even though we have had several unseasonably cool days, the Texas heat is now here.
Well almost, we still haven't had any days over 100º. That killer is expected this week.
I have had a great garden season with lots of blooms and produce.
I tend to wilt myself starting in mid July and into August.
Time to Soak
|This was the last of the day lilies and I still haven't cleaned this bed.|
I can't help myself!
I am in awe of the Morning Glories that finally started blooming.
These are finally starting to bloom but I'm taken with the shadows.
|Purple Bindweed a wildflower|
Another Texas wildflower, the Purple Bindweed Ipomoea trichocarpa is a perennial that blooms from April to October. It is a thug in the garden and will vine over everything. But like I said, "I can't help myself".
|feed the masses|
I love these little white Zinnias that piggybacked in on a Marigold.
produce and seed collecting
The juicer is from the 1940s and belonged to my uncle Glen. He used it is his downtown Waco restaurant.
|Yellow Bitterweed, another wildflower|
I'm collecting these seeds that are growing in my driveway and bloom from April to November.
I'm going to add them to flower beds.
This Week's Projects
digging up poison ivy and trash trees under this oak tree
getting ready to add Autumn Fern
laying a brick apron in front of greenhouse
I have a stack of old bricks that I'm using for the greenhouse apron project.
|I found this when I picked up the brick that was stacked on top of it.|
The eggs are about the size of the end of my little finger.
I found the one on the bottom first and then raised another brick and found the nest.
Garden Palace Attic
Here is a little in progress shot of the attic. This end is ready for a paint application. You can see where I am experimenting with the technique.
The technique is basically layers kinda like I approach a canvas.
It is a "what'if" technique.
Also, note the hand rail going up the stairs.
I'm now waiting out the heat and expect to get back to the attic in September.