Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fall - Pecans

Happy Fall!

Ed went fishing today. When he returned, he told me again about the "thing" in the water that he sees at a certain spot and it always rolls and goes under. He thinks it might be a Manatee or not, it might be a gator. He caught fish but released them since we have a freezer full.

Garden Bench covered in Blackyed Susan vine

Phillipine Petunias

I picked up pecans and spent the afternoon shelling. I got about 2 cups out of them.
My 2 trees aren't very productive.

The Pinecone Gingers are blooming all over the yard.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Missed blooms

Arrrgh! The Oxypetalum's (2 plants) on the back deck have bloomed a total of 6 times and I have missed everyone of them. I just didn't think they were ready.

Sting of the Yellow Jacket

On the 24th, a yellow jacket stung my hand while I was trimming the irises. My hand swelled so large I couldn't use it. The swelling crept up my arm over the night and next day. It was very painful and feverish. The swelling got as far as my inner elbow before it subsided. Today, it's back down almost to normal. Still a spot at my inner elbow about 2-1/2"x 1-1/2" that's puffy and red. I had to use an ice pack and Caladryl lotion to relieve the pain and fever in the hand.

If this should happen again, I'll probably go to the ER.

Ed got revenge on the little rascals.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Stuck inside too much!

I can't wait for the new motor for the van door to arrive! As soon as we get that door working, I want to get out and see the world again.

It has been too wet to do much in the garden. So many plants need to be trimmed back this time of year! I suppose they will take care of themselves, but I like to keep the beds neat. The grasses are going to seed and my allergy is kicking up.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Last night's bloom of NBCereus

Click on the arrow to view the video. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Not much this time of year

The garden is slowly beginning to die back. Phlox are finishing their blooms, zinnias are getting rusty looking and it's time to cut back.

A mauve daylily - rebloomer

I love the Black-eyed Susan vine that grows on the garden bench

The Curcuma loves this time of year and shows off it's blooms. Click on the picture to see the beautifil little orchid-like bloom in the cup.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Strolling in the garden, I stopped by and smelled the Rosemary. What a wonderful aroma! Had to pick a little for the house.

See how tall the Split Leaf Philadendrum is (top left)
A Japanese Fern-leaf Maple my daughter sent me from Oregon as a small starter plant.
Swamp Rose

Bud of the Night Blooming Cereus

My one beautiful rose of the year!
I don't have much luck with roses (sigh).

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sep 5, 09

Last night's bloom of Epiphillum Oxypetalum:

Friday, September 4, 2009

Night Blooming Cereus

It's time for the Night Bloomers to get in gear:

Bud of Oxypetalum

Full bloom of Oxypetalum

Night Blooming Cereus

My Night Blooming Cactus (Epiphillum Oxypetalum) has been blooming for several nights.

The two Night Blooming Cereus each have a bloom bud growing. It will take 4-5 days of developing.