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Sunday, May 02, 2004

Blog Burnout.

even though i've been busy in the yard / garden lately, i've been bored with the blog. thus, the lack of posts.

a rundown of what's been happening:

  • i built a brick worm bin and "stocked" it with two pounds of worms
  • darin moved the three crepe myrtles from the side fence to the back fence; one may not have survived the move
  • the redbud was dead so we took it out.
  • replaced the late redbud with texas lantana (from peter's smithville property) and two mexican bush sage
  • bought an oakleaf hydrangea and planted it between the two surviving transplanted crepe myrtles
  • with the exception of the ipheion uniflorum the spring bulbs were very disappointing
  • planted the meyer lemon in the center of the island bed
  • the coral honeysuckle is blooming beautifully
  • the star jasmine is blooming heavily but the scent / smell has become overwhelming
  • the gardenias are also blooming heavily, but they smell better
  • the coreopsis grandiflora is blooming heavily; bought a second one and planted it nearby
  • the pineapple sage is threatening to overrun the island bed
  • the two serranos i kept from last year are covered in peppers ready for harvest
  • darin rented a lawn aerator and aerated front and back yards before saturday's downpour
  • three inches of rain saturday
  • the rescued-from-near-death ballerina rose is thriving on the trellis behind the garage and about to bloom
  • the fern-leaf lavender is blooming and growing like mad, threatening to crowd out the goodwin creek lavender which, apart from the crowding, is doing well

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Glad you're back! I found your blog recently and have enjoyed the past posts. They've helped me identify plants I've long been familiar with but haven't known the name of.

(Faz, zone 9, Central Texas, former Houstonian)

Posted by: Fazia Rizvi | May 3, 2004 9:45:09 AM

Glad to see you back in action! Happy growing!

Posted by: orchidophile | May 17, 2004 11:42:42 PM