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Posts tagged “Garden

garden redesign in progress, as of 28 feb 2011

I created a curved retaining wall from the cobblestones that I found a few weeks ago…now I’m pulling dirt from the back to the front to level out enough space to build a little bench.

 

new curved retaining wall, build from found cobblestones

new curved retaining wall, built from found cobblestones

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a work in-progress! I've built a cobblestone wall, and the wine bottles are reconfigured, too.

Here’s a reminder of what the area looked like before:

garden redesign underway, progress as of 21 January 2011
garden redesign underway, progress as of 21 January 2011
this is the garden "BEFORE" picture, taken 15 January 2011
this is the garden “BEFORE” picture, taken 15 January 2011

garden snapshot; “Happy Wander” vine is …wandering happily

 

the vine is 'happy wanderer' or, hardenbergia

the vine is 'happy wanderer' or, hardenbergia

 

 


garden snapshot: blooming aeonium 28 feb 2011

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succulent in bloom


garden snapshot: blooming aeonium

aeonium in bloom, 21 feb 2011…

blooming aeonium, 21 feb 2011

blooming aeonium, 21 feb 2011

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garden snapshot, the cactus~

 

from the cactus garden . . .

from the cactus garden . . .


garden snapshot, aeonium flowers start to open

Compare this to last week’s photo: link here

aeonium starts to bloom

aeonium starts to bloom

flowers start to open on the cones of the aeonium

flowers start to open on the cones of the aeonium

my gorgeous aeonium

my gorgeous aeonium


aeonium, ready to explode!

My aeonium is going to explode into a million gazillion little yellow buds very, very soon~! Check out those cones. . .

 

flowering cones of the aeonium

flowering cones of the aeonium

 

 


spring has sprung in the garden, thank god for daffodils!

 

daffodils

daffodils, opened in the first week of February no less!

Daffodils signal spring so, they’re my fav.


garden re-designing: grade flattening and rearranging wine bottle borders

 

bottles rearranged to create a tiered glass retaining wall

bottles rearranged to create a tiered glass retaining wall

7 February 2011

Having dug into the grade and moved a lot of dirt to the front of the garden, I consolidated the old pattern of several separate rows of wine bottles into one, stepped, mass which will be a retaining wall for the back portion.

Here’s a reminder of what the area looked like before:

garden redesign underway, progress as of 21 January 2011
garden redesign underway, progress as of 21 January 2011
this is the garden "BEFORE" picture, taken 15 January 2011
this is the garden “BEFORE” picture, taken 15 January 2011

garden score, new cobblestones and a rescue plant found discarded on the street

Nearly fell off my scooter last night when I saw these discarded cobblestones at the site of a public works project, ready to be sent downtown for grinding. (Can you imagine???) This morning of course, meant hauling them out-back to the garden. Let’s make a little retaining wall with them!

the day started off right when I found some discarded cobblestones. Voila~ Let's start a new wall!

The mother of all finds. . . Cobblestones! Voila~ Let's start a new wall!

my latest "rescue" plant, a palm chucked and put out to the curb on my block

my latest "rescue" plant, a banana tree chucked and put out to the curb on my block

Found across the street on the curb, the plant was completely root-bound and sickly. When I finally managed to pry it from its container it was easy to see why the plant was sick, too- the poor thing was soaked, and sitting in stale (stinky) water. The bottom layer of roots had completely rotted so I removed those mushy parts (yeah, yuck) but the roots around the root ball looked significantly better, at least. By george I think he’s going to make it; I repotted him in a larger plant, perched upon a drainage layer of broken styrofoam pieces, and surrounded the root ball with cactus soil.