Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

What's Blooming June 27th 06

Viola - Tiger Eye

Osteospermum - Lemon Symphony

Dianthus - Cherry Magic

Nasturtium - mix

Friday, June 23, 2006

What's Growing June 23rd 06

The lettuce in the chicken wire surrounded pot is coming along, the nasturtiums are starting to come into full bloom, and the other potted plants are looking healthy.

The fence has kept the rabbits out of my garden this year

The geraniums I wintered over in the basement, did not make it, I won't bother to do that again.

Hosta, swiss chard, dahlias, and begonias

The palm, I place outside every summer

In the background are a couple of tomato plants which seem to like this warm spot up against the carport. I am happy to say the roses are making a comeback after I pruned them way back. They had been neglected for many years and were very tall and leggy. Amazing what some pruning and manure will do for roses.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Tomatoes and Peas

The tomatoes I planted in May are blooming, I can hardly wait for fresh tomatoes.

The few peas I planted in May are doing well. Perhaps I should consider planting more next year.

First Nasturtium Bloom

Planted early May. These definitely will be seen again in my garden next season.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Progress from May thru June

We have had a great growing season so far with plenty of rain and some warm temperatures. It will be getting hotter, soon, I hope

The Nasturtiums are well on their way to forming buds. Planted in May.

My first strawberrys. These were transplanted May from the old wooden planters into a large galvanised tub.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Note to Self: Grow Many More Next Year

My mother always had stock, of all shades, in her garden. I like the soft fragrance and wonderful colors.
This year I have planted just four plants to see how they do, and I am delighted they seem to thrive.
This selection are Vintage Mix.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Another Treasure

I stopped by the hardware & garden store to buy some fertilizer, and of course had to do a quick cruise through the garden department. This plant caught my eye.

Alternanthera-Purple threadleaf.
The narrow foliage resembles coleus leaves and what caught my eye is the outstanding foliage constrast.

The *rabbit pruned* primroses have done flowering for now and the container was looking rather shabby. The threadleaf should soon fill in the gap and flow over the side. I have put the planter up where the rabbits will not be able to finish the pruning job they started.

I am thinking of replacing the primroses with something else, Hmmmm another trip to the garden center in the near future.

What's Growing June 1st

A view across part of the garden showing a few of the blooms. There are many plants in bud and within the next few days I expect to see blooms, especially if the weather says as warm as it is today.

This pot has filled out nicely.

An attractive group of pansys, hosta and mimulus.

The first daylily washed clean by the rain.