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20 Oct 2017

SEPTEMBER 2017

Posted by JW. 3 Comments

A walk around the garden September 2017

September was a busy month in the garden.  Most of the garden beds edged and had compost applied.  Others done in October.  Most plants grew very well this year.  As we clean up the gardens for the winter will have lots of matter for the compost. September supplied ample rainfall, did not water at all.

SEPTEMBER 2017

EVERYTHING DOING WELL

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

SUMMER SQUASH

This is a late planting of summer squash. Produced a few making good stuffed Zucchini. Other Zucchini providing many good meals. Our favorite summer meals are Zucchini stuffed with our own vegetables. 

SUNFLOWERS FROM CHIPMUNK PLANTINGS

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

LARGE HYDRANGEA STARTING TO CHANGE COLOR

Not sure exactly what Hydrangea this is. Appears of the Hydrangea paniculata family, Pinky Winky, or Pee Gee. Been around here now for about 18 years. 12 ft. diameter, 10 ft. tall. After doing much research am still a little confused about exactly which one this is. 

Panicle hydrangea (H. paniculata)
Large shrub, native to Asia, most with cone-shaped clusters of white flowers; blooms mid-summer on new wood, can prune end of winter.Bobo – dwarf Pee Gee type, large cone of white blooms, may fade to pink
Grandiflora aka Pee Gee (PG) – huge cone of white blooms changing to pink
Limelight – lime green flowers changing from greenish-white to pink
Little Lamb – small, white florets on compact shrub
Pinky Winky – white flowers changing to deep pink.

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

ANOTHER VIEW

Looking back across the gardens all you see are flowers in bloom. 

SEPTEMBER 2017

FIRST HEAVENLY BLUE MORNING GLORY

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

LOOKING OVER A ROW OF SHRUBS TOWARDS THE PERGOLA

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

VEGETABLE GARDENS DOING WELL

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

VIEW FROM A RECENTLY CLEARED AREA.

Now have a newly cleared area ready for development into gardens. Probably raised beds of vegetables with a few flower beds.  

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

HIBISCUS AND HYDRANGEA IN FULL BLOOM

THAT’S IT FOR THIS POST

September was a good month for gardening. Already working on a post for the HABITAT blog. Also another for LIZA AND JOHNS GARDEN.  Doing fall clean up getting ready to head to Florida.  

As always comments and subscriptions are welcome. Have a great day.

 

20 Aug 2017

REVIVAL OF GARDENS AND BLOGS

Posted by JW. 3 Comments

REVIVAL OF OLD BLOG AND GARDENS

It has been a long time between blog posts.  Over the past two years working thru some health issues am able to work in the gardens and focus on issues.  This summer I have concentrated on revival of the gardens.  Now I am also working on my blogs.  Starting with this post the slide show is showing current garden status.  I am working towards more specific subjects in future posts. 

REVIVALTHE LILIES ARE BLOOMING

THE LILIES ARE BLOOMING

Compost and mulched the gardens last year. Plants have responded to that tender loving care. Last summer very dry, this summer ample rain fall.  We have not watered much. 

REVIVAL

HIBISCUS

This is a Hibiscus that grows well in warmer zones.  Doing very well here, thinking of moving it to Florida this winter.  If left here it most likely would not survive the winter.  Needs minimum temperatures of about 65 deg. F.  

 

REVIVAL LIZA AND JOHNS HABITAT

Revival of my other blog LIZA AND JOHNS HABITAT Lots of activity in the habitat this summer.  Deer, Turkeys, Barred Owls, Frogs, Snakes, Butterflies, Voles, and many pollinators. Working on a post there now.

Not much else to say here, have taken a lot of photos this summer and will be using them in the blogs.

That’s it for this post, hope you enjoyed. Comments and new subscribers are welcome.