Yesterday it rained like crazy, there were a couple of good downpours. I went out to Death Valley Shack for about 1/2 hour and decided to go back inside the house. Since the weather has turned I will probably not venture out if it is not warm. I'm becoming a warm weather gardener...........and I mean very warm. Anyway these are the last of the photographs of flowers at the coast from our camping trip. Enjoy!
Monday, September 26, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
No, we did not go back. The photographs are more that I had that I had not posted.......I have always thought about when I retire the beach would be great. Now that I have taken a good look at the way plants behave there I think my mind is made up.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Rosa glauca comes from the mountains in Central France, the Pyrenees, and also Southern Austria. The beauty of this rose species is in the foliage, and the small hips that stay on the rose through winter. Introduced in England around 1830.
A great species Rose to grow that requires very little care and offers wonderful returns. Shade tolerant and drought tolerant once established. Resistant to black spot, mildew, and rust. Will reach a height to 20' and width of 8' if left to itself, I keep mine at about 5' x 5'. I'm always pruning on mine due to the fact it will get out of control. Single clear pink flowers with a white center studded by prominent yellow stamens that are about 2"across in clusters without fragrance. Turning into hips of a beautiful orange then to a brownish-red color that are a favorite for fall decorations. Not me, I leave my in the garden. Leaves appear bluish gray in full sun (with shimmering overtones of burgundy and mauve), or with an icing of silvery gray-green in part shade. This plant is also a very good at reseeding, I always have little baby glaucas all over in the back garden. Rosa glauca is a mid-summer bloomer and can also be trained into a climber.
USDA hardiness zone 2 to zone 9
Friday, September 9, 2011
These are additional photos that I took while at the Oregon Coast. Wheeler, Rockaway, Cannon Beach, Seaside, Nehalem, and again Manznitia. With it being on the cooler side, Lilies have not all opened fully. So many of them still had flower buds that were not even close to opening. This is the first group,ENJOY!
NASTURTIUMS AND OTHER DELIGHTS
Friday, September 2, 2011
The following photographs were taken at Manzanita here on the Oregon Coast. Will & I went camping a couple of weeks ago at Nehalem Bay State Park and had a great time, weather was perfect. While wondering one day in Manzanita met two gals Elisha and Kari of Elisha Garry Landscaping out of Wheeler, OR. doing maintenance at one of the hotels on the main strip. So of course any gardener knows how it is, you always strike up a conversation with other gardening people. The photographs are a little taste of their work. You can see a lot of their work through the town.