The Emerald Blood of the Goddess (lepapillonvert) wrote in saucygardens,
The Emerald Blood of the Goddess
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Garden update!

Howdy Saucy Gardners! It's been a while since I've posted here and wanted to share some of our garden progress. If you're in the gardening community, then you've seen these before! We took the sunshade down this weekend and I took a few photos . We've had some great success and some things need to go back to the drawing board, but we're really happy with whats been done this year and how everything looks. We hope to get the patio done this fall. It was just too danged hot this summer to deal with that kind of work. Then we'll address adding French drains in the back yard.

rightCornerHouse2b

patio2

We're going back and forth about the poles. I was voting to take them down, but then we thought they could be used for stringing lights up. Maybe they should stay. You can see photos of the pole project at http://gardening.livejournal.com/3539853.html.

Before the shade came down. The poles in the pot worked well enough and I think once the patio is set we can pour a more stable anchor for them.

patio

shade

We have about 80 lbs. of worm castings in those white bags under the stand. We've made some great connections at the Farmers Market and are trading with them for plants and such. It's great to come home every other weekend with a couple of plants. They also make our both look more inviting!

shade

rightCornerHouse

The mini-bog, as seen in August. This is was what it looked like at the beginning of July http://www.flickr.com/photos/le_chat_noir/5892140680/in/set-72157625973808079.

Carnies

We were cleaning out the millstone pond pump and I noticed that most of the venus flytraps are happily munching on some food. I'm trying to figure out what this one is eating, I think it may be a grass hopper, but the antennae gives it an awesome profile!

Munching

Pond:
Most of these were taken in June.

pondJune2011_2

King of Siam water lilies

dragonflies

An external filter we installed:

New Filtration System

Frog

Castor Bean Plant:

Castor Bean Plant

Caladiums:

caladium

caladium

Begonias:

begonia

begonia

Colocasia Esculenta 'Mojito' :

Colocasia Esculenta &apos;Mojito&apos;</a>

Canna:

canna

variegated

Mosses and Ferns:

fern

fernGulley

maidenhair

fernGulley

Cats Whiskers:

catsWhiskers2

Spider Lily.

spiderLily

Side yard...
One of the beds with a fungus that we tried to control but we lost a few plants, including the Japanese Maple. It lost all of it's leaves in about a week and we transplanted it to a pot. It still looks awful but we're holding out hope. The vegetable garden did... ok. At the time of building the box and planting, that section of the yard go a lot of sun but as we moved into summer it got less. We need to rethink this for next year.

side

Passion Flower:

passionFlower

Bonsai
We had the opportunity to get a lot of pots very cheaply and now my husband can delve back into one of his great passions. He's had the Mugo Pine and Dwarf Juniper for about a year now. They're both in some of the new pots.

bonsaiStation

cascadeJuniper

mugoPine

Japanese Holly

We have several more that we need to photograph.

Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy!
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