Can I just tell yall how much it rained Sunday night?? 3 inches.It is now Monday night and parts of my yard is still under water. (we do have some drainage problems). Still, I cant complain. I am always thankful for the rain.
The next part of my yard that gets attention is the side on the right (I guess it is the east side). Full morning sun, afternoon shade. We havent done a whole lot and it shows. I have a big gardenia that is going to get a big prune job once the flowers quit. It was infested with white flies in the spring.
To one side is a stand of daisies and a very poor rose bush.
I worked some last year on this other side of the gardenina. I have a hibicus, daylily, butterfly bush and a few little plants.
You can tell it is neglected. I spred a few seeds around in there the other day but the rain may have washed them away. It is my mission this week to fill this poor little bed up with something!! I do believe I will have to divide some sedum and iris and maybe dig a few lilly bulbs. I have some zinnia and sunflower seedlings that are ready to plant out. I dont even have a statue or bird bath over here!! Maybe a lantana would help...wonder if I can get one on a bargin table?
Jun 17, 2009 | 7:02 AM PST
Oh, the gardenia is gorgeous. And I love daisy's, the white is so pretty with the brick. Iris would do well there, and sedum would love it too in the front. Have fun shopping...JJ
Jun 18, 2009 | 7:22 PM PST
I love the smell of Gardenia. Can't grow it outdoors here. Years ago, a restaurant in NYC served fancy double drinks in bowls with a gardenia floating on top. When you finished it, they would pin the flower on you. I don't know what was headier, the flower or the drink!