Friday, September 25, 2015

The Bitter End

With temperatures moderating some I was walking around the garden. I couldn't hardly get down this path...
Not even if I approached from the other direction.  Going in this direction you are supposed to be able to look through the circle of neatly trimmed bittersweet. Stop laughing those of you who have tried to tame this beast. See how it goes up into the tree if limbs dare to get within 5 foot or so.
Let us just say that we prevailed. I started the project and my Dearly Beloved came to the rescue with shovel and saw and saved me.
You can now see the trellis with the circle. Things have changed in the neighborhood. There is no longer a pretty crabapple to showcase during spring. The shrubs on the left of this photo obscure the chain link fence that I hate to see.
This area can now be ignored. More likely I will rethink this area. Maybe this area can become a showcase for clematis. Hmmmm.... What do you think?

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

In a Vase Monday on Tuesday

I have to tell you the temperatures have come down to a tolerable level. I can't hardly stand to be inside. I forgot about a Vase of Flowers for Monday. So today I have a small vase of flowers. This sweet little dahlia is blooming it's head off and of course the lime green begonia leaf sets them off.
Not a whole lot is blooming in my garden right now. It has been entirely too dry the past three months. I am just happy that the temps have subsided for the time. 
For more Vases with flowers do pop over to Rambling in the Garden.


Monday, September 7, 2015

In a Vase on Monday -

I have found a new meme I want to subscribe to. It was started by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. I just discovered Cathy's blog not long ago and I enjoy reading about what is going on in her garden since it is in a part of the world where I have rarely gone.

So this is what is in my vase this Monday. It just proves that despite our area being behind in precipitation right now there are a few things in bloom. This vase has more greenery than flowers though.
If you look around the edges of the picture you can see how the grass has gone dormant in the paths. I have a hose out to keep things up by the patio watered. The only other thing I have been watering are the few shrubs/trees I planted this spring and the potted plants of course.

I will show you how the vase looks sitting inside where it will reside until all is droopy and wan.
In the vase are fern fronds, Sea Oats, Hosta, Begonia and Turtlehead Blooms. 
I hope you all are having a good Monday and you are able to put something In a Vase for yourself.