Monday, August 31, 2009

I have bamboo on my mind!

I visited the Bamboo Society festival recently at Zilker Gardens and bought some really nice looking bamboo. Pictured on the leftr is some running Bamboo, varigated and it gets about 2-2.5 feet tall. I'll keep it in a pot in a japanese style garden I'm creating. It's all ready to be separated into two pots. The other is 'Golden Goddess'. I'll plant this in front of part of the many miles of wooden fence I'm trying to cover up!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday morning specials

I found this passion flower being friendly to the turk's cap. This particular passion flower vine is compliments of a bird or something as I didn't plant that particular variety, although do have a different passion flower vine in another spot in the yard.

The water lilly had 3 blooms this morning! I've got plans to put in a larger raised water lilly garden...... but that's not for this weekend or the next!

The red tipped hibiscus is perky and dark purple/red as ever. I gave it a good watering last night.

Note to self: figure out how to post pics and text using blogger.....

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Counting down the days

I agree with Pam at Digging, the sun has slowly started to loose some intensity.... before the sun rises, the mornings are a couple of degrees cooler. I'm hanging in there til it drops 10 degrees and the heat looses it's grip on my garden!

I wanted to post a pic of a Queen Victoria agave as Amy talked about in her blog. I've 3 small ones planted in a front garden. I like their small starlike shape. Amy mentioned a varigated one - I'll have to be on the lookout for that for sure!

Also, just a quick plug for the Austin Bamboo Society show this weekend at Zilker. I'll be there for sure. Their information on the website says there will be vendors there - hope they have some nice varieties of bamboo for reasonable prices.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Updates on my garden activities

It's been awhile since I created my blog, so wanted to post an update. As with all gardens in Austin, I'm in full heat distress. Although I'm out there everyday making sure everything gets watered and assess any fatalities.

I've got plans for a zen sand meditation area in my back corner, a raised fall veggie garden and initial thoughts of a (somewhat raised) pond. Lots going on in my mind and on paper.

I did manage to plant 4 japanese yews I got on sale at Home Depot as a start to the zen meditation garden. One of the bushes doesn't look so well - I think I'll pull it and take it back.