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Crinums, what’s soil all about?, how to water

Thursday, July 15th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | 18 Comments »

Typically, my crinums bloom the first week of July. This year, 'Ellen Bosanquet' jumped the gun in June, but returned this week to avoid confusing the garden diary too much. In the cat cove, the mystery pink flowered for the second ...

Wicked plants

Thursday, July 8th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

After a rewarding  stint of raindrop refreshment, the sunshine on July 4 prompted a celebratory backyard parade. This Gulf fritillary was in the head car. In early morning, the cat perch turks cap patiently waited in the wings for the wings: butterflies, ...

Bunny birthday; pressed flower art; tomato disease; plant rot

Thursday, July 1st, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

Happy birthday, Harvey! We hopped into bunny-hood two years ago on July 4 weekend when we rescued Harvey from the schoolyard. What a blast it's been!  Since I follow the manual he downloaded on his Ibunpad, we're well trained. Of course, ...

Abutilons, tomato problems, chitalpa trunk split

Thursday, June 24th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

Aside from the heat, you know it's June when Ellen blooms!  My crinum 'Ellen Bosanquet' is another survivor of droughts and extreme freezes. Another tough plant through drought and last winter's kabosh is my 2-year-old 'Patrick's' abutilon (Abutilon pictum 'Patrick's'), named ...