Archive for June, 2010

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 ...

Balcony & patio renovate; reliable comebacks

Thursday, June 17th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | 17 Comments »

Lately, I've had little time to work in the garden. Rather than moaning (too much) for all that must be done, I'm celebrating a few summer reliables that went through two years of drought, extreme heat, and 10º. The crape myrtle ...

Flameproof plants

Thursday, June 10th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | 24 Comments »

Spring meets summer again! Angelica pachycarpa towers over the kiddie pool. I keep pruning off its bottom leaves as they give out, but we've got another week or so before the whole thing goes underground for now. With last week's bit ...

Baby cardinal rescue, summer whites, Austin Pond Society tour, dwarf basils, coffee grounds

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | 19 Comments »

I've never seen this much chomping in one year. Somehow the mountain laurels have been spared for once, but I've never had caterpillars on the larkspur. She and her busy team were so pretty that I left them alone. The larkspur ...