Friday, July 27, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Place the vinegar and peroxide in separate spray bottles (I picked up some at Dollar General for $1 each).
First, spray the vegetable or fruit with vinegar and water mixture.
Then spray with the hydrogen peroxide.
Use a soft brush or scouring pad and rub softly.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
|A lone Shasta Daisy|
|A fading coneflower that I can't remember the name of - just planted this year.|
|Crape Myrtle "Tonto"|
|A morning glory that I've tried to eradicate from the garden but it just keeps |
reappearing year after year
|A faded hydrangea blossom|
|The only hydrangea with fresh blooms is "Big Daddy"|
|The paniculata hydrangeas are just beginning - this is "Tardiva"|
|Thank goodness for the containers. They were all looking like they were on their last leg until the rains came. They have doubled their growth in the past week and look all refreshed.|
|This butterfly was really enjoying the impatiens. I think this is the Swallowtail Butterfly |
that uses our Dutchman's Pipe vine as a host.
|Containers at the back door steps|
|I wasn't too successful in planning the Pan Statue planter this year. It looks like the Euphorbia "Diamond Frost" has vanished!|
|One of my favorite annuals for containers is purslane. It is forgiving and will survive a few days without water, unlike impatiens, which every year I vow to never plant again due to their insatiable thirst.|
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Michael, afraid of heights, stayed below, so I took the journey up alone.
|On the way up|
|Atop the rock - that is Lake Lure in the distance.|
|Far down below you can see the road we took to get here|
|A dramatic view looking toward Asheville|
|Looking back you can see that you can go even farther up the mountain. Note the "Opera Box" on the lower right in the crevice of the rock.|
Friday, July 6, 2012
They were featuring an orchid display -
Our Trip Itinerary
Monday, July 2, 2012
|The garden on the other side of the greenhouse features a beautiful Japanese maple and bromeliads.|
|Working our way away from the greenhouse, we come to a shady Asian inspired garden.|
I think I was dumbstruck by this garden and the plant variation. They had large collections of conifers, hydrangeas, hostas, camellias and trees but all kinds of other plants accompanied them.
|You can see the water in the distance on this shot.|
|I have the name of this hydrangea written down somewhere!|
|Isn't this column fantastic?|
|A beautiful healthy clematis (I don't recall the name)|
|Believe it or not, I actually photographed the plant tag for this spectacular Japanese maple. |
It is "Beni Otaki".
Our Trip Itinerary