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Whining, this past week and weekend plans

Category: FRED - the garden | Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:50 pm

It is another scorcher today
It was a scorcher yesterday
It will be a scorcher again tomorrow.
And this evening we go to our nieces high school graduation ceremony which will be held outside in the football stadium. My luck we will be sitting where we can see the setting sun in all it's glory.....boy won't I be happy about that. But Amanda did buy me a purple and white parasol at the A-kon last weekend, that should help some.
Okay, now I have my summer heat whining done for the weekend.

Yesterday morning I finally got more plants in the new bed out front.
The two Mystic Spires Salvia, two Scabiosa atropurpurea - 'Black Knight'
two Coreopsis and a Maximillian Sunflower. Of course the wind was fierce all afternoon and thru the night, but it looks like they rode it out with no problems.

The three Sweet Violets are in their hanging baskets waiting for Randy to get the hooks installed.

In potting up the new herbs the other day I found one that I had forgotten to include in the previous blog entry. I have two upright Myrtle plants. No info from the grower other than the name but it appears they will grow into large shrubs. That is a good thing since I want to use a variety of large shrubs to 'fence' off our front yard. I have a Texas Lilac and the two Myrtles, now to get a Rose of Sharon, a couple of Butterfly bushes, a Weigela. I would love to have a Burning Bush too.

I fenced in the massive and very prolific white shrub rose out front. It always looks so unkempt, now it has a woven wicker type short fence around it to help define it's place. That corner of the fence on the right side of the picture looks crooked because it is, the new entrance to the front garden will eventually be between that fence and where the white trellis is along the front.


Also started putting in a bed along the front of the house. Randy sprayed the area with soil sterilizer last fall so I just covered it with mulch. The trellis will have a Clematis and some painted birdhouse gourds hanging from it after this weekend.
There will be another trellis/clematis combo in front of the window too.
The pots will hold Coreopsis, Mexican Mint Marigold and Goldenrod.


This bed will extend down to the other end of the house but that is way too close to where we killed poison ivy a couple of years ago and considering what that stuff does to me, I am not going near it. That also is on Randy's to-do list for this weekend.

I wonder if Randy coming up with things to do away from home on the weekends lately has anything to do with the to-do list I have on the front of the refrigerator? Ya think?


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Comments

 

Sjoerd wrote on Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:11 pm:


Wow Toni...you've got some plans there...such a busy bee you are.
Those two pics look nicer and are full of promise.
Hang in there...that list will get worked-off in time.




 

gardenmama wrote on Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:16 pm:


Looking great! Wish it was hot and sunny here. Nothing but rain today. Have a great weekend!




 

Droopy wrote on Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:22 pm:


You're doing well despite the temps! Your wicker fence looks so nice, and I can't wait to see the trellis with the bird houses in place.




 

eileen wrote on Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:54 pm:


Your making a huge difference to your front garden Toni and it's looking good.
I don't know how you can work outdoors in such high temperatures - I'd be bright red and blistering if I tried it.
Do you know what species of clematis you're going to have climbing on your trellis's yet and what colour?

I'll look forward to the next set of photographs as I do love to see gardens progressing.




 

toni wrote on Sat Jun 07, 2008 2:26 pm:


I follow the shade, when the sun hits the area I am working on I move to another...that's why my work out front appears so hit or miss.

The Clematis on that trellis is called Celtic Skies, the only place I have found any referrence to it is where I bought it, Michigan Bulb. It is a bright lavender double bloom.
I also have a white Snow Queen Clematis that will go on the other trellis.




 

CritterPainter wrote on Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:00 am:


C'm on over here. You can camp in the forest by my house. And when you are nice and cooled off, come take a hot shower; I'll fix you some hot cocoa ... and hot chicken soup... and you can put your feet up by the fire and wonder at the idea of hot weather in June...




 

Biita wrote on Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:14 am:


Toni, I think that all looks great! I love imperfections. To me it looks more natrual, and shows detail better, because you have to look.

I follow the sun around the house,,lol. just the oppisite, but regardless, the work you have done is amazing, and it is all looking so nice,, Very well done!!





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