Monday, August 6, 2012

Rosie's Early August Garden.

Welcome to Rosie's early August garden.

My spider plant comes back every year.
I always thought this was an indoor plant,
but I stuck it in the ground so I could enjoy it outside
and it apparently likes it here.

What to do with broken pots?
Bury the broken part 
and fill the pot with natural "treasures."
My pot spews fulgurite.

Back in the 70s, 
I made a terrarium for Mama Hawthorne.
After she died,
I brought the terrarium back home with me
with 40-year old dirt in it
and left it in my garden
over a solar light.
It's like a big light bulb.
It's hard to see,
but there's a water barrel with a fountain in the back.
That lilac colored thingie
is the bloom of a water hyacinth.

Seed pods of money plant, aka honesty plant,
of the genus Lunaria,
a member of the mustard family.
It has pretty purple blooms in early spring.
This self-seeds profusely.

Pretty water hyacinth.

This is under my mimosa tree.

Black and blue salvia.

My poor bay tree on the right -
listing victim of numerous hurricanes.
I had to trim the branches on the left side
to keep the tree from falling over.

The ground at the trunk base.
is a foot higher than the surrounding areas.
Hurricanes damn near blew that tree over.


I like using contrasting materials
for both mulching and walkways.

Funny story about those granite seats.
That was supposed to be the granite 
going around our fireplace.
When the workers came to install the granite,
they took it off the truck and leaned it
up against the garage door
and went about their merry business.
Of course, Mr. Hawthorne chose that morning
to go downstairs to the utility room
 to get his bottle of water out of the fridge.
He then opened up the garage door from the inside to leave for work.
And that's how I got two granite seats for my garden.


Little fishie in my glass pond.

Recycled wine bottles surround my glass pond.

Wild grape that decided to grow on the fence.

Youngest Hawthorne shot this picture.


Anonymous said...

Rosie, your garden is so well kept and beautiful! You have a gorgeous property.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Thank you, NMOAC. Gardening in sand is a challenge. And I'm not going to show you the messy parts! Only after I clean them up. It's always a work in progress.

Marilyn said...

Just keep rubbing it in, Rosie. Naw, it doesn't hurt at all. Something that rhymes with witch.

What I love are the comments I get: "so you're a Master Gardener. How do you handle gardening in this drought?" Uh, just like you. I watch my garden shrivel up and die. Just because I am a Master Gardener doesn't mean that I have a magic wand that I can wave over my garden and make it look great even in these adverse conditions. Geez.