See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Friday, July 22, 2011

The heated garden...




First it was very rainy, then very hot, and so I haven't been able to do much yard work.  The hedges are overgrown, as is the grass - I need to be outside today. Notice how the heat fried the nasturtiums.
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30 comments:

  1. Love your garden. Are those vining flowers the ones you can suck the nectar out of?

    I'm curious as to where you got those spherical stones.

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  2. I love your garden. It looks like you...

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  3. P.S I was able to snag a bag of TWENTY premium hosta at Costco (four varieties.) My hosta collection grows.

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  4. All you need is a jar of Mystic Monk sun tea. :)

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  5. You've made me sin, and it is a deadly one, too. I envy you and covet your garden.

    What a lovely spot! I hope you enjoy many moments in it.

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  6. Austringer9:08 AM

    It is a marvelous garden, Terry -- you are an artist!

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  7. I see a couple weeds. Back there by the hedge.


    :-)

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  8. Thanks every one.

    Paul - the orbs came from a garden center several years ago - they are cast stone I think. Very heavy.

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  9. The garden is BEAUTIFUL!!! A paradise on earth!!! Oh, how I wish my garden were so lovely.

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  10. Lovely garden..thanks for sharing.

    Sara

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  11. What a beautiful garden, Terry. If you're ever in NYC, perhaps you could design something for my "terrace", er...I mean fire escape.

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  12. Fr. Z has the niche on fanciful cooking... why don;t you feature fanciful gardening. You can use the Latin genus names for extra Zing.

    Seriously though, I would love to read gardening tips and posts about the your flowers, fav flowers and how to care for them.

    I promises it wouldn;t be a bore ZZzzzzz.

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  13. +JMJ+

    Terry, I'd donate money on a regular basis if you said it was for fertiliser for your flowers or something.

    Seriously, your garden is beautiful.

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  14. It's boootiful Terry, you need a little garden gnome to live there.

    Do you have garden gnomes in America? They're very sweet and no trouble at all as long as you don't get one who likes to drink. They have been known to end up in ponds or cause trouble with the neighbour's gnomes.

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  15. Just lovely. Are we having tea outside when the heat wave passes?

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  16. Your a gifted gardener. It's a lovely place. I couldn't grow anything and even if my life depended upon it.

    I really like those giant rock balls. I like tacky glass ones on pedastles too. I would guess that you rolled them into place but they look too heavy to lift. (There were no jokes in that paragraph- None)

    When I go out into my yard, I'm the best looking thing out there. hahahahahaaha JK

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  17. Enbrethiliel's idea is genius.

    Oh yes. Have your Brit-Com tea party and blog about it.

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  18. My Terry, what big balls you have.


    Ok. I'm done.

    word verification: madwomn

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  19. Cat--LOLzzzz, as my sons say.

    Beautiful Terry--exquisite.

    Ace

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  20. No, no, bad kitty Kat, bad. :)

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  21. Kimvandapool3:14 PM

    Woooow!! Terry, that garden should be in a magazine, I love it! I envy people like you, all green-thumby.

    More pics!!

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  22. Love the hedge around the perimeter; it's like a "secret garden." And I don't believe I've ever seen hostas (as much as I love them and have a number myself) ever look so ethereal.

    Do you have any religious statues in your garden? I'd love to see more pix if you do (and have the time to post). Thanks for making the photos clickable, Terry ... so pretty ...

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  23. There is no place like a garden and yours C'est vraiment magnifique! But where are your daylilies? A garden without daylilies is like cake without frosting. I know you have them tucked in somewhere trumpeting the glory of God.

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  24. I have tow sad little hostas that just BARELY made it through the past brutal winter..

    Any good recommendations for soil/fertilizer?? I know the dirt I have is not the greatest..but its amply fertilized by the neighborhood feral kitties..

    Sara

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  25. We had a high of 103* today.
    Your garden is just lovely Terry, serene. I particularly like how you placed your potted topiary trees (is the small one rosemary?) at different heights, gradating upwards, while the stone spheres do the opposite, leading the eye to follow around the corner.
    You really do have a small piece of Paradise.

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  26. Perhaps "the Heated Garden" would've been a better title for the previous post, considering the com box.

    I love the standards! Are they rosemary or boxwood?

    Sara-horse manure+sawdust is the best
    fertilizer in the world.
    Believe me, I know my fertilizers.

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  27. Thanks everyone - Kat LOL! - there is severe weather forcast today so it all may get swept away.

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  28. Julie--I have AMPLE access to horse manure..I know some plants you have to be careful with it since it will burn..

    I canget swawdust form the woodshp on the military base where I work...will give it a try..

    Am also slowly working in good topsoil....the developers left either clay or sand, didn't scrape it off and put downgood topsoil...that's asking alot I guess..

    Oh yes my Easter Lillies I put in the garden from a year ago Easter are blooming NOW..they DID survive the winter..I had totally forgot about them.

    And daylilies do GREAT here..have a ton of them.

    Sara

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  29. Sara-
    I'll be brief, as I don't want to hijack the com box for a discussion of the merits of horse poop.
    Don't put raw sawdust on your plants as it'll suck all the nitrogen out of the soil. Mix it in with um, your party favors from the stable and let it sit in a pile for a couple of months. By fall, you'll have something marvelous to put some zing in your flower beds.

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