Monday, July 31, 2006

the crape myrtle is blooming. rose heritage is blooming yet again.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

july arrangement... hold the presses! this product appears to be working for my garden!!!! and, it has lasted through several downpours, and is made entirely of herbs and eggs (nothing poisonous.)

Thursday, July 27, 2006

daylily bermuda coral - the new deer spray appears to be working, despite drenching rains! the arisaema is so exquisite and tropical looking, i just had to show it again.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

i'm not sure which oriental lily hybrid this is, but it is really pretty. clethra ruby spice is blooming now.

Monday, July 24, 2006

dogs posing... paws posing...
alliums in a row.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

black eyed susans volunteering in the garden... pura vida, my fav passion flower, poses on the deck...
these blooms on hydrangea limelight are too tall for the deer to eat.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

another rainy day, another flooded basement, another day where bored humans humiliate bored dogs by lining them up in a row for pictures... and some of us have just had too much of the spaniel puppy visiting again and need a wee nap!

Friday, July 21, 2006

the best things are happening on the deck, where brugmansia pink beauty is still blooming! brugmansia cypress gardens has clusters of hanging flowers...

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

passion flowers on the deck today... brugmansia cypress gardens beginning to bloom on the deck
so far, the deer spray appears to be working, and this after 2" of rain last night!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

the square garden this morning from our 2nd floor... and an arisaema flower this evening.

Monday, July 17, 2006

my husband got home earlier than i did today and caught these deer lounging in our yard. there were two males and a female. when i got home i let my brave poodle out, and he chased them away. this doe is under the bald cypress near the cercis forest pansy. "hey, babe, i'm gonna try to score a latte from these nice people to go with these exotic hostas. i just love gf's garden!"
my neighbor bought me a deer repellent spray that she says works for now. i'll try it tomorrow. and, no, we didn't serve lattes to the deer.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

the morning of our trip, i snapped this tiger swallowtail on the ellen's blue butterfly bush in the main garden.

Friday, July 14, 2006

scheherazade, an indestructible lily.... this one is 7 feet tall, growing near my espaliered dwarf apple tree. this arisaema is near the street in the woodland garden, and its odd, drooping leaflets stop traffic. the green bloom is not too impressive.
i'm traveling this weekend, so the next new post will likely be on monday.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Lily White Henryi Lily Silk Road
Phlox, Salvia, Black Eyed Susans, Saxifrage, Crocosmia and Hydrangia in a vase

Monday, July 10, 2006

dog day afternoon...

Sunday, July 09, 2006

i took this in broad daylight, and it really doesn't do it justice. this daylily is bright purple with a green-yellow center. it's of of the prettiest i have (from my brother, of course.)

Saturday, July 08, 2006

luna with crocosmia lucifer i showed this daylily singly before, but want to show the whole plant, as it's impressively prolific this year.
red daylily

Friday, July 07, 2006

brugmansia pink beauty is just opening. at night it has an intoxicating, tropical scent. stokesia aster, 3" across

Thursday, July 06, 2006

i like day lillies in the pink-purple color range, and my brother, a day lily breeder, has obligingly given me a multitude of them.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

this is part of a weaving i made today out of rice paper, chiyogami paper, birch bark and grass. the weaving is too large for the scanner bed. i figure the grass will get brown over time.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

tuck and luna. tuck is visiting for a week. ok, tree lovers, here is my japanese stewartia,
and a detail of same.
here are some of the trees i bought yesterday, when my sister, brother and our mates went to broken arrow nursery in hamden, ct. below is magnolia leonard messel.
katsura tree. why did i buy this? i've scarcely the room. ok, tree addiction.
birch royal frost, which has burgundy leaves. it's hard to see in a picture.