Saturday, May 30, 2009
We made a list of various hostas we wanted to buy while we wandered through the gardens. The perennials are kept in 50 some green houses. We grabbed a wagon and hunted for what we wanted. The catalogue has the house number where it's found. I can't fool Pat for a second. She wouldn't go into any green house "just to look". When we checked out, the nurseryman who priced the plants asked us if we belonged to a garden club. Well, we do, and it was worth a little extra discount because "Mr. Wade wants his customers to be involved". Well OK then.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Here's a vid from the center of our hosta patch. I'm still trying to figure out how to video blog. Any advice is welcome. I really don't want to write a script. I like the idea of taking video like I take pictures. I suppose I could put the camera on a tripod and pretend that I'm filming Mutual of Omaha and I'm Jim.
My camera is sitting on my desk waiting for me to pack it up and send it to Fuji for repair. I'm going to do it sometime, but the video cam is fun to use.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
I wonder how hard it would be to tag all the different kinds of plants we have in our garden. I'll probably need to get some sort of thick hosta picture book. When we started, all I cared about was if the plant looked cool. Now I'd like to know what we planted. See if you can find Pat.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
When we brought it home from Pettitis, it was maybe 18 inches tall and 12 inches wide. Well look at it now. It's maybe 12 feet tall and 10 feet wide. If Pat didn't prune the snot out of it every year, who knows how tall it would be. I can't watch the pruning because the voices grow too loud. Pat swears she can't hear them, but I can. Its flower is a soft pink leafy looking thing that only blooms on the tip of new growth. The bush is simply gorgeous.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
The ligularia tucked in amongst the ferns came from seeds I scattered last fall. It will be a nice counterpoint to the ferns. The ferns die back about the time ligularia bloom.
The brunera growing in the myrtle also came from naturalizing (I think that's the right term. I still resist garden lingo.) The silver and green leaves look nice against the darker green leaves of the myrtle.
The bottom pic is of our ligularia nursery. All the plants are from seed that I scattered 2 falls ago. We transplanted them from the yard last fall. We'll transplant them back into the yard this fall. I crossed the line into serious gardening didn't I? Maybe I'll start speaking Latin besides "ubi est mea."