Sunday, May 28, 2006


Well I finally came to the realization that I had to downsize somewhat. I could hardly move out there and as the trees got their leaves and flowers it was even worse. So I have given my Purple Splendor, both Rhodo's and my Grace Smokebush and the Blue River II Hibiscus to Lynnie and I got a small Lacecap Hydrangea. It looks like a Blue Wave but it was an unnamed variety at Plantland but very pretty so I couldn't resist.

Everything seems happier and my climbing Hydrangea is blooming and very pretty. The Catoneaster that I planted under my Full Moon Maple is very pretty too and blooming as well at the moment. The Pink Parfait has flower heads on it and I can't wait for it to bloom.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Samurai & Grace

My Grace Smokebush is starting to develop flower headsThe gorgeous leaves of the Samurai Japanese Maple with the Bow Bells Rhododendron behind
The Bow Bells with the little pink Roseshell Azalea to the left
The Purple Splendor Azalea in full bloom. Nemo likes it!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Azalea's and Rhodo's

The Purple Splendor is now blooming as is the Roseshell Azalea. Both are so pretty and the Roseshell smells so nice. A real clove smell. It doesn't have much in the way of blooms this year and I think it may not like being too wet. It spent all winter on the deck of the house and it got quite wet as the pot has a pan attached that holds the water in I think. I may take it off and see if that helps. Also it's not getting as much light as it would probably like. I think this weekend I may move the plants around on the balcony and see how they all like that.

I brought home some new little ground covers to put in with the trees. Some Bog Rosemary, two new kinds of Heather and another kind of Cotoneaster called Rock Spray. The Heathers are a white one called Silberschmelze and a "ruby crimson" one called Allegro. It blooms August to September and the white one blooms December to May. The original one in there is called the Kramer's Red and it blooms October to April so they should all be very pretty next winter.