Archive - Aug 21, 2010

Swallows on a lonely morning

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More gardens pictures

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This mix of coleus and impatiens turned out spectacularly. 

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The blooms on the smoke bush are even more striking when bejeweled in dew.

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The main novelty bed this year is this spiral, designed by Joe and planted by John Thorn. The yellow is moneywort, the green is creeping sedum. This one has been a bear to weed as the weed roots are tangled with the roots of the desired plants. 

Gardens

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Ventured out into the gardens this morning in the fog. I haven't taken any gardens pictures yet this season, so it was fun to run around with my new pocket point-and-shoot Canon.

 

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The fog made the leaves of this castor bean glisten. I couldn't get the frog to pull his leg in so he looked more put together. 

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Out on the loading dock, the wooden lawn chairs looked a little eerie in the fog.

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The spider adorned this flower with a web. 

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The ornamental grass in the center screens some ageratum and phlox. 

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The dewdrops really show off these mums.

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The castor beans are already much taller than I am, as are most of the amaranthus.