Monday, May 30, 2011

seen in the neighborhood

On a dog walk, went by this really nice rock garden/retaining wall/stone steps combo.

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Friday, May 13, 2011


Some success reseeding the former middle-of-the-lawn bed. Lots of weeds, too. Some Blue grama grass:

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

frost warning, and other photos

Chance of frost overnight, so I wrapped the tomato cages in some plastic sheeting left over from solarizing the lawn.

Here are some photos of the flax and California poppies, and the front flowerpot. The lobelia is such a pretty blue.

The lilacs are in bloom.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

weekend update: planting

I managed to put everything in the ground, except the Rosemary plant. Still not sure where that will go yet.

White geranium (pelargonium), lantana, and lobelias went in the pot by the front door. Two flax plants and three California poppies went into the front yard bed that borders the sidewalk. I think one of the poppies isn't gonna make it. Maybe I'll pick up a replacement. Completely emptied the front rain barrel with the front-of-the-house flower planting (new hose!). Ran out one of the side yard barrels under the apricot tree.

The dill, thyme, basil, and tomatoes all went into the backyard raised bed. Set up the soaker hose, and mulched everything with more straw.

Picked up two tomato cages (and a wire basket) at this weekend's sale benefitting the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. They fold flat!

Also, happy birthday, Mom!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Picotee amaryllis

A co-worker gave me an amaryllis bulb for Christmas, and it's finally blooming. Twelve flowers at once!