SHARING MY GARDEN CHORES and DOCUMENTING GROWTH AND BLOOMS
Each week just before posting my greenhouse and gardens update, I go out and take a new picture.
You may have noticed my Guinea in the picture.
He walks around and around looking at his reflection all-day-long.
I finally surmised that he thinks it is his lost partner who met his demise last fall.
Sometimes, he goes inside looking for the guinea ghost. When he doesn't find him, he comes right back out. Then he walks around and around again until he sees the reflection.
Sometimes I look out my kitchen window and see him sitting close to the greenhouse just looking at the ghost.
When I passed on the mower last week, I could see what he sees.
A perfect reflection of himself.
|Shadows and reflections in the Garden Palace attic|
The week started and ended with rain totalling two inches.
Not much gardening happened and
I'm feeling pulled these days between the gardening and work in the Garden Palace and painting faces.
Trying to do all.
|Butterfly Bush (Buddleia)|
The white butterfly bush is blooming.
|Purple Cone Flower|
I found two more Purple Cone Flowers.
One in bloom (above) and one that may bloom later (below).
|Purple Cone Flower Seedling|
|Red Toad Stool|
I don't remember ever seeing a toad stool like this.
|before work training the rose up the trellis |
The one chore that did get done this week was tying the rose up the trellis.
As you can see, I could not mow around the trellis because the canes were growing out along the ground.
It's not so pretty yet and won't bloom again until next spring but at least I can mow close when I go out to mow this afternoon. Then I can weed around the base.
|Purple Leatherflower (Clematis Pitcheri)|
The wild clematis is still blooming but I wanted to show the seed pods.
The green balls with pointy things are the seed pod.
|inside the clematis|
I will be watching close for them to dry.
I hope to propagate some this year but will wait until they dry before collecting.
|Klimt patio and garden|
This garden on the right is my next big project.
The liriope has to be divided.
There are some "trash" trees that have popped up and have to be removed.
The day lilies have taken over the bed and is about to bloom.
I'm moving the birdbath to this little garden.
Stupid Kitty has discovered me in the yard and is coming to meet me.