Saturday, August 24, 2013

Rosie's Garden.

Welcome to Rosie's Garden.

Let's take a walk-through.
Shall we?
This is cardinal or cypress vine.
Hummingbirds like it.
The heart-shaped leaves on the right
are my moonflower leaves.
I got a late start on the moonflowers this year
and they're not blooming yet,
but when they do bloom,
I'll take time-lapse videos of the blooms opening up.
I know.
You must be positively giddy now!
I have quite a healthy mushroom crop.
Grass needs cutting.

Gomphrena or globe amaranth.

These spread everywhere.
If anybody wants some,
come and get 'em!

Gerbera daisies.

Penstemon or obedience plant.
I'm more than happy to share these with you.

I need to pot this stuff up
and have a dock-side sale.

Little froggie lives in my flower pot.

Zinnias in the front
with castor bean plants in the background. 

Not sure about this one.
Looks like a fall-blooming crocus.
And it ain't even fall yet.

Pretty rose.

Birdhouse gourd vine.
Some things come up
and I let 'em grow and go.

 I have a sniper in my garden.

 Three months ago,
when the Foodie Girls were visiting,
I enlisted their help in making a succulent chair.
 Take an old chair.

 Wrap the back in chicken wire and coconut fiber.

 Add in a potting mixture of
1 part sand,
3 parts plant mix
 (not top soil and not with fertilizer built in),
and a handful of ozmacote.

 Tuck in a variety of succulents.
Have pruning shears to cut out the wicker
to make room for the plants.
Pack in the soil mixture.

 I'm waiting for the plants to un-shock themselves.

 Many thanks to the Foodie Gals
(of FoodiesUntie blogdom)
for your help!

This is the chair 3 months ago.

And this is my chair today.
It has filled in quite nicely.

Shall we move on to other areas in the garden?
 Cockscomb or celosia.
I'm thinking about taking all my celosia heads
and making a wreath out of them.
Like these:

Except I'm not an Arts and Crafts Person.
And this would be Painful for me.

 Another type of amaranth.

The seeds are edible.

Can anyone offer any recipes?


 Passion flower.

 Castor bean.

 Yellow celosia.

 Lord Baltimore hibiscus.

 Gaillardia or blanket flower.

 And roses.

 Thank you for visiting with Rosie in her Garden.


Tammy said...

Rosie you're magical.

I adore your garden...thank you for the little tour. What a dream land!

The moonflowers are doing quite well this season...I have a ton of buds but they haven't opened yet and I'm not sure when they will.

I love what you did with the old chair! How creative.

Happy Sunday!


Rosie Hawthorne said...

Thanks, Tammy. I should have more garden shots soon. Moving into the fall season and the roses will be real pretty.

Marilyn said...

I am so glad that the chair has turned out so well. And I love your garden!

Sadly, it is hot and dry, dry, dry here, and little is doing well but the weeds.